Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping will be joining local people in an awareness-raising walk to support those with learning disabilities.
The Commissioner will be officially opening the OneWalk through Mansfield Town Centre on Thursday 22 June to mark Learning Disability Week and highlight a message of equality, safety and hope.
The event will see people with learning disabilities including autism and those without walking together to demonstrate Mansfield is an inclusive community and appreciates that everybody has value and contributes to society in different ways.
Mr Tipping said: “It’s vital vulnerable members of our community including those with a disability, learning or otherwise, feels safe and protected and that we promote a message of togetherness and support.
“I’m delighted to participate in OneWalk through Mansfield Town Centre which demonstrates not only togetherness and unity but reassures anyone who has a disability that they live within a compassionate, caring, safe and supportive community.”
Learning Disability Week is organised by charity Mencap and runs from June 19 to 25. This year’s theme is employment and the charity will be raising awareness of the benefits of employing people with a learning disability to help tackle the low levels of employment that currently exist among this group.
The walk will begin at 11am outside the Old Town Hall and will follow a 1.2km circuit around the Town Centre. All members of the community are welcome.
Media enquiries – Paddy Tipping: Sallie Blair 01283 821012
Media Enquiries – OneWalk: Karen Aspley or Tracy Radford on 07837 688073
Posted on Monday 12th June 2017