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Liverpool DSA get on their bike to support #WeeksOfAction

Last week Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association (DSA) supported the charity ‘Cycling Projects – Wheels for All Merseyside’ as a part of their #WeeksOfAction activities.
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Liverpool DSA have a track record of putting on interactive and innovative #WeeksOfAction campaign activities. Last year they the DSA organised a family sports day for DSA members and their families to take part. The theme of physical activity continued this year!

At 4 different venues last week the DSA encouraged their members to take part in leisurely cycling activity that regularly take place across Merseyside through ‘Cycling Projects – Wheels for All Merseyside’. The charity provides specially adaptive cycles for disabled people, their families and friends to take part together and create an inclusive experience.

The DSA wanted to encourage their members to take part and reap the rewards of doing a social and physical activity and to get more people active. Across the venues DSA members turned up and took part, and on Friday’s session Owain Davies, LPF Chief Executive along with David Higham LDSA Chair and other committee members attended the session at Halewood park.

Owain Davies, said :

‘LDSA continue to provide their strong support for this important campaign. Yet again we see an innovative and interactive activity for weeks of action put on. We all recognise the importance of taking part in sport and the benefits this can have on a persons physical and mental wellbeing and allowing DSA members to take part in activities such as this in the community hugely positive.

David Higham, LDSA Chair Said:

“It was such an honour for the LDSA to be involved in the LPF weeks of action for 2019. This year we opted to work in partnership with a Merseyside charity  Wheels for All who provide cycling opportunities for people of all abilities to cycle for fun and friendship with an easy access facility. We got involved at Croxteth, Wavertree, Birkenhead and Halewood. It was a huge success and provided fun and activity.”

Steve Evans, LDSA Committee Members Said:

“The LDSA Committee and members were very pro-active in wanting to celebrate and promote Weeks of Action for Level Playing Field. So, once again we made a special effort to do so. But not in one location this year, but a few. Which helped spread the importance of letting as many fans of sport know, that they to can have easy access, and be included in a live sporting event in relative comfort, without undue worry on how they will cope.

Four events involving assisted cycling were organised with a like minded organisation in the local community. This helped our ties within the community, adding to last year’s event at a gym for those less-able bodied LDSA members to interact with similar members of the gym.

Supporters also promoted Weeks of Action at the Liverpool home game against Burnley too, the match programme also reached out with an advert to promote LPF WoA. The LFC mascot Mighty Red was supposed to help and support us, but after a hectic schedule on Sunday we unfortunately missed meeting up for the photo shoot.”

Along with the event held last week the DSA also were showing their support during Liverpool’s fixture vs Burnley. To read more of what he LDSA have been up to visit their website by clicking here.

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