Founder and CEO Shaun Moffat says he is delighted at having such a dedicated and influential Patron. ‘Dancing Giraffe is one of the most exciting and innovative projects to create opportunities and meet the needs of disabled people to be made available for a long time. As soon as Priti heard about our work, she embraced the whole Dancing Giraffe concept and was eager to help us; we are incredibly appreciative of her support’.
Priti Patel said: ‘I am delighted to become a patron of Dancing Giraffe and decided to take on the role after seeing the important work they do for our community. I feel Dancing Giraffe provides a vital service for the disabled and I was particularly impressed by their excellent sign posting services for disabled people, outreach programmes and support services. It is an honour to become their first patron’.
Dancinggiraffe.com is a not-for profit organisation run almost exclusively by volunteers – many of whom have disabilities themselves. The site is designed to support, inform and inspire disabled people, their carers and support organisations. The most unique element of dancinggiraffe.com is that the site will provide information about services and facilities available to disabled people, their carers and support agencies, in one easily accessible place.
‘We have been overwhelmed by the interest around Dancing Giraffe,’ says Shaun, who is registered sight-impaired. ‘It’s going to revolutionise the way the disabled community accesses information but we urgently need more volunteers. We are growing incredibly quickly and we need people who have around four hours a week spare to get involved to take on a variety of voluntary roles including; writers for the site, online researchers, drivers and fundraisers’.
To find out more, visit http://www.dancinggiraffe.com or telephone 01206 212469.