Over 25,000 visitors from the UK and beyond came to Walton Gardens in Warrington on Sunday 13th July for Disability Awareness Day (DAD) 2014. With over 250 exhibitors taking part, this event is believed to be the world’s largest not-for-profit voluntary-led exhibition showcasing a wide range of equipment to support people with disabilities.


Disability Awareness Day Relay Europe Technical TransportThis fantastic show is a great day out for everyone and once again Relay’s Warrington depot was doing its bit to make it a resounding success. We supplied a 7.5 tonne box van and our Brian Harris volunteered his time over the weekend to transport 35 items of disability equipment, including wheelchairs and scooters from a leading local disability supplier to the DAD location.


Brian Harris explained: “It took two trips to bring everything over on Saturday from Shopmobility in Warrington to be in time to set up for DAD and two trips to return the equipment after the exhibition closed at 5pm on Sunday. Everything went according to plan and we were very happy to lend our support to such a great event.”


Well as the exhibition, DAD featured a number of other attractions including scuba diving, an arts marquee and all kinds of family entertainment. The aims of DAD include:


  • Highlighting services that help disabled people to stay independent
  • Displaying equipment and aides, from statutory service providers and elsewhere, to maintain and improve independence
  • Showcasing what disabled people can do in the fields of sport, art and entertainment


We were delighted to receive a Certificate of Appreciation from DAD’s organisers for Brian’s efforts and the Relay vehicle supplied. We look forward to many successful DAD events in the future.