Provence & Côte d'Azur: Workshops and a concert are both being organised to raise awareness and money for disabled individuals
A treat for disabled individuals
Children with physical disabilities will certainly be well catered for next week with a variety of fun and interactive activities planned in Seyne sur Mer. A rock concert in Toulon will add the finishing touches to the project, which aims to raise money for various charities around the region.
The town of Seyne sur Mer is working closely with the French Association of Paralytics (APF) to create a special day, entitled une fête du sourire (a party full of smiles), specially dedicated to handicapped individuals. The town is striving to promote the awareness of disabilities and on Wednesday 9th May a series of lively and interactive workshops will be held for all handicapped people to enjoy and benefit from.
The event, to be held at the Parc de la Navale, will this year be celebrating it's 10th anniversary. It aims to give disabled individuals the chance to come together and share their experiences of coping with physical disabilities.
Organisers have also arranged a multitude of playful sporting and dancing workshops, led by the departmental committee Handisport. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn how to use sign language as well as practising a guide dog walk.
To top if all off, a fund-raising concert will take place on Friday 11th May at CREP des Lices in Toulon. At 8.30pm, a selection of rock and gypsy jazz music will be performed by three different groups including rock band Mon Côté Punk. All proceeds will go to various charity organisations, including APF (for mobility impairments), CARAC (a self-help group) and Atousca (creating holidays accessible for handicapped individuals).
For more information, call 04 98 01 30 50 (9th May event) and 04 98 01 30 50 (11th May).