Sunday 3 December marked International Day for Disabled People, a day aimed at promoting the rights and well-being of people with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
To celebrate the day, and as part of our One Million Stories project, we’ve teamed up with Disability Sports Coach and their #WeCouldBe campaign to celebrate disability sport and demonstrate the breadth of opportunities for deaf and disabled people to be physically active in the capital.
From 4-8 December, we’re sharing five Londoners’ inspiring stories through our Instagram channel, each of whom have a unique experience of the sport they take part in and why they participate.
Below are some previous posts from One Million Stories and #WeCouldBe and keep an eye on our channels throughout the week to stay up to date with the latest inspiring stories.
~ One Million Stories to Tell ~ "Now that I've started working in the City it can be tough to fit exercise around my working schedule. So I like combining physical activity and catching up with my friends at the same time; a few of us all took up bouldering (rock climbing without ropes) around two years ago. Sometimes we'll meet after work and go for a climb, which is a fun and active way to forget about work as you're solely focused on the best way to execute the route and trying not to fall!" – @jessica_nock – – For full story, see link in bio 👆 – – Jess's story the first in a series of posts that share the real experiences of physical activity and sport in our city, get in touch with us to #TellYourStory
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) also marked the day with the release of a new collection of inspiring films ‘Me, Being Active’. Take a look at one of the films below and head to their Youtube channel for more.
One Million Stories is project aiming to demonstrate the breadth and diversity of physical activity and sport in London. You can share your experiences with us and #TellYourStory by stating your interest in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Sports Coach’s #WeCouldBe campaign aims to celebrate success and raise awareness of achievements in disability sport. From grassroots participation to community engagement, Disability Sports Coach are showcasing how they ensure disabled people can fulfil their potential.