Rachel marks IDDP 

02/12/09

Paralympic swimmer Rachel Latham will launch a display to mark the International Day of Disabled People, in Bolton.

The display of contemporary images of disability officially opens tomorrow (3/12) at 12.30pm, in the Central Library.

The display will look at the ways in which the Disability Partnership has been working with disabled people and will also acknowledge the great contribution that local disabled people are making to Bolton’s community.

The images are by photographer and University of Bolton tutor Terry Speake, who has been commissioned by The Office for Disabled Issues (ODI) to take photos for its image library.

Councillor Rosa Kay, Executive Member for Human Resources, Organisational Development and Diversity said, “It’s great that Bolton is acknowledging this internationally recognised day which aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and gain support for the dignity, rights and well-being of disabled people.

“Rachel is a great ambassador and shows the level of success and the contribution to communities which can be achieved.”

The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, Councillor Norman Critchley and his wife Delyse, together with Bolton Council’s Director of Adult and Community Services, John Rutherford, and Ian Cooper of Bolton Active Disability Group (BADGE) will also be present to unveil the display.

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