November 28, 2017

This is the final week in our #MakeAChange campaign, which has been running since September to encourage the Island to Think Differently about Disability and finish by celebrating  UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPwD. So what is happening and how can you get involved.

Art competition – the 6 fundraising envelopes are now in circulation and should be coming to your home or workplace this week. The wining and shortlisted entries are displayed at the Inner Market from this Monday until Friday. Thank you to sponsors Butterfield Bank for making this community event (the art) and the fundraising happen. We hope it will generate enough funds to be able to continue to provide a voice for disabled islanders and carers well into 2018.  If you are on social media please do take a selfie and share.

Celebrations & nominations

Friday 1st December is our main day, when we have asked businesses and community groups to get involved. Dress up, down or in Purple to raise funds. You can view our fundraising pack here and also what other people are doing here. Please do add your event to the list, it’s great to see all the different things people are doing.  On Friday at 10:30am at the Inner Market Building, we will be hosting a celebration of the changes made and highlight the nominees you sent in – the 12 are listed here. If you are a baker we would welcome more cupcake donations so we can offer Teas & coffees and a cake. We would also welcome more volunteers to set up and assist if anyone is free, please email


As all our members, partners and supporters will know, we need to fundraise to keep the voice of disabled islanders alive and the significant work of the GDA going. So please get involved where you can by running an event, sending the envelope back and encouraging others to do so or donate directly via AGC Giving page—MakeAChange

I have to say the BIGGEST thank you to the We All Matter Eh? team of volunteers that have planned and executed the last 6 months. We used to have a paid role for communications and WAME but this stopped in mid-2016 and it has been a struggle for all of us to keep the voice going but we have managed it. Their time is unpaid except for specific services as in filming, web & print design. This projects voluntary hours have run in 1,000’s. A very very big thank you to Ben, Olly, Caterina, Rachel, Gez and Sophie.

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