June 30, 2015
Today we mourn the passing of a reliable and life changing Service.
Many Disabled people have based their lives around this Service, which has enabled us to live our lives Independently, with Dignity and Stability. Also it has given us the independence to Integrate into society and our communities. With this independence achieving goals and aspirations are now possible) which were only 'mere hopes and dreams') before the Service, came available to us.
Having these Services (which to every able-bodied person is just an everyday occurrence) has changed lives and has 'made a difference'...Read More
June 25, 2015
Now I am not usually one to stand up and rant and protest about the farcical "Powers who run this Country" (first of all 'standing ' would be a bloody miracle in itself - the other the Old Boy's Club who supposedly run this Country "Listening ' would be another ....)
But here I am ..... I have heard the Government are in a dilemma about what to do with the Houses of Parliament .... This important building designed and built by our ancestors, (they obviously didn't foresee the prospect of global warming and rising sea levels...?) now that's anther 'rant' for another time...)
so this important,...Read More
The Arts@Pinders Therapy Group consist of inpatients and ex patients who meet every Monday afternoon at the Spinal Injuries Unit, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield. http://goo.gl/KSqKMn
We as a group decided to design and Produce a set of Christmas Cards and make available on the Ward to patients and their families, not forgetting outpatients, friends, colleagues and associates of Spine. http://goo.gl/BYXe3D This has all been made possible by our Arts@Pinders Sponsors Coloplast. http://goo.gl/PTve8v who have generously agreed to pay for the printing and packaging.
All the proceeds...Read More
Nationwide Take Over Day
Friday 21st November 2014
I was kindly invited to take part in the Nationwide Take Over Day, and had a great afternoon with the A Level Art Students at John Leggott College Scunthorpe http://www.leggott.ac.uk/
After a talk about my life and life as a Mouth Artist, we all drew objects from a still life composition set up for us by the art Tutor Michael Burkitt.
The students all did really well despite the disadvantage of never attempting drawing by mouth before. After talking about my Art and the Association of Mouth & Foot...Read More
I attended the Exhibition along with my other painting colleagues from the M.F.P.A. http://www.mfpa.uk/ There were paintings on display from every country within our Association. The vibrancy of colours and topics of each painting gives an excellent example of the skills and dedication from the Artists. Among these paintings were individual pieces from the U.K. Artists. Some Artists brought their painting equipment and were demonstrating their skills to the public, the wonderful, positive comments were gratefully received. Actually seeing the paintings being created is important to each Artist...Read More
Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Exhibition Tuesday 21st October to Sunday 26th October2014 In the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. http://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/event/mouth-and-foot-painting-artists-exhibition/
Some of the Artists will be demonstrating their painting skills during the Exhibition, if you are in the area - please come along. I myself will be attending the Exhibition and will be staying in the View Hotel, Eastbourne. http://theviewhoteleastbourne.com/ Along with my other painting colleagues from the U.K. Artists.
This weekend is an opportunity to meet old and new colleagues,...Read More
October 18, 2014
The Department for Work and Pensions will be in the high court again next week on 22nd and 23rd October, this time to face a second legal challenge brought by disabled people over their decision to close the Independent Living Fund.
The Independent Living Fund (ILF) was set up in 1988 to provide support to disabled people with the highest support needs to live in the community. Since then it has enabled thousands of disabled people to live full and meaningful lives, able to contribute to society and participate through education, employment, volunteering and taking on caring roles within their...Read More
September 30, 2014
The opening of the new olympic themed dining room at the spinal injuries unit at Pinderfield's Hospital
on September 22nd 2014
Yes it's me next to one of those very special Olympic Torches from the 2012 Paralympic Games, this was kindly donated to the Pinderfields Spinal injuries Unit by Mrs Tanya Veingard. This was the only evening any of those attending the would have the opportunity to have photographs taken with the torch before it is safely mounted behind glass and put on show on the Unit.
Now I'm not a huge sport fan, but couldn't resist standing near it for my one and only...Read More