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Famous comedian to host Disability Sports Awards

Words by Abi Scaife

Image: CC-BY-SA Heath Campanaro.

A children’s charity has announced this year’s Disability Sports Awards will be hosted by the comedian, Adam Hills MBE.

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Variety, the Children’s Charity, has announced that they will be hosting their Variety Club Disability Sports Awards on 30th October 2023.

These are the UK’s only annual disability sports awards, designed to celebrate the achievements of disabled UK athletes of all ages.

What are the categories?

There are nine categories, including a Champion for Change Award, an Unsung Hero Award, and the Sports Icon Award.

As a bonus, Britain's best-known paralympian, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, will be presenting a tenth Special Achievement Award on the night.

Adam Hills MBE who also hosts The Last Leg on Channel 4, said: ​​"I am passionate about making the sporting world an inclusive place for everyone, and these awards are very important for recognising the achievements of people with disabilities. It's fantastic to see such a step forward towards inclusivity."

If you’re interested in buying tickets for the event, follow this link to the Variety website.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Sense. Sense helps thousands of people who have complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfil their potential. Learn more here.

Scope. Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales, providing practical information and emotional support when it's most needed, campaigning to create a fairer society. Support them here.

Disability Rights UK. Disability Rights UK is the UK’s leading organisation led by, run by, and working for disabled people. Find out more.

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