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One Wirral Festival: Birkenhead Park this Saturday!

A new festival in Wirral this weekend will celebrate diversity and the contribution that people with disabilities make in our communities.

'One Wirral 2017' inclusion and diversity festival will take place in Birkenhead Park on Saturday, August 19, organised by Wirral Mencap, Options for Supported Living and Wirral Evolutions, along with their community partners.

It will be a fantastic free day out for the whole community with activities, stalls and performances to keep everyone entertained.

Already confirmed are live music, workshops, dance and drama and an Active Zone with sports and outdoor activities. Volunteers will play a key role in organising, promoting and delivering the event, and making sure that there is something for every ability.

The festival is supported by a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery, secured by the three organisations.

Chloe Harvey, Chief Executive for Wirral Mencap said: ‘One Wirral 2017 will be a celebration of Wirral’s diversity and all it has to offer. We want the festival to be for all people in Wirral, regardless of disability, age, sexuality, gender, race or religion. We want everyone to feel part of One Wirral community.

‘It’s a great opportunity for local people with disabilities to take a leading role in an event which will both boost their confidence and bring benefits to the whole community.’

For further information on One Wirral 2017, contact Wirral Mencap on 0151 666 1829 or visit facebook.com/onewirral2017.