Livability is proud to announce that it has become a Platinum partner of Parallel London – the fully inclusive fun push/run and family festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Held on 3rd September 2017, the event is all about mass participation and celebrating social inclusion. Everyone and anyone can enter Parallel London – disabled, and non-disabled, beginner and pro. There’s an event for everyone – from 100m, 1km, 5km, 10km to a sensory 1km route.
Livability have 100 free places for people would like support the charity and take part in the mass participation push/run and support the charity. People taking up a charity place will only need to raise £150 (or more!) for Livability. Participants can obtain the charity code and book their place here.
The event also includes a Family Festival, free and open to all, which will host a variety of activities and entertainment across culture, food and drink, technology, travel, health and fitness and enterprise.
Livability will be hosting the Community Zone which will feature a range of inspiring and fun activities exploring what people can do to create community connections that boost inclusion and wellbeing.
Adam Bonner, Executive Director of Public Engagement, said:
‘As a charity that exists to tackle barriers in society and work for inclusion in community life, we’re so excited to be part of this dynamic and historic event. We passionately believe that thriving and healthy communities are where everyone can take part, bring their stories, voices and experiences. As an all-inclusive event, Parallel London will be a wonderful opportunity to bulldoze barriers and celebrate the diversity and strengths of each person.’
Andrew Douglass, Director for Innovision said:
‘We’re proud to have Livability as our platinum charity partner. Livability is a charity that believes in the power of community and participation to overcome isolation. Too many people in our society face unnecessary barriers in their lives – and disabled people are often hardest hit. We are really excited about Livability joining Parallel London in its inaugural year and the potential of what we can achieve together.’
Lord Shaftesbury, Parallel Ambassador and Friend to Livability said:
‘Livability is a charity with a rich heritage of disability provision social inclusion and community work. Our shared roots trace back to the courageous and pioneering social responses of those who have gone before. I know Livability is a charity that places the needs and aspirations of the people it supports front and centre of all its innovative work today. I look forward to Parallel London and encourage people to get behind Livability’s cause and this event.’