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Volunteers Week - Spotlight on AccessAble Champion Kerry Thompson

During Volunteers Week we want to highlight the work of our fantastic Volunteer team of ‘Champions’. Each day this week we will feature some of our Champions as well as giving you information on how to join our team of UK ambassadors.

Today we are featuring Kerry Thompson.

Kerry lives in Milton Keynes & has a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called FHL1 Gene mutation, a progressive muscle wasting condition.

Kerry says ‘I'm a blonde in charge of a powered wheelchair full-time, I've always believed that it should never stop me from living life the way I want.

I started my blog My Life, Kerry's Way back in 2016 as a way for me to share my experiences living with a disability as well as keeping my mental health, healthy. 

From starting my blog I found I had a passion for campaigning for disability rights where I've been very fortunate to work alongside Tesco on a project to build 35 Changing Places facilities, I have also written articles for The Huffington Post, The Independent and Scope.

I recently got to attend a workshop with AccessAble what a great experience, gaining even more awareness and learning about what's needed to survey for all disabilities, not just wheelchair users was amazing and very eye opening definitely worth going along if you can!' 

The Champion role is a voluntary position, which gives access to occasional paid opportunities to create content for AccessAble. Kerry is one of our 20 strong volunteer team who spread the word about AcccessAble and the vital work we do.

Champions share regular blogs and vlogs about using AccessAble to find accessible places to go, as well as attending our events and speaking to the media about AccessAble’s work in their region.

Their support makes a huge difference. If you’d like to become a Champion, please contact us at [email protected], or call 01438 842710

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