The Douglas Bader Foundation had a fascinating and enlightening 3 days at NAIDEX 43. Stand D60 (above) became the base not only for the DBF but also for Arctic One, LimbPower, OHMI, Reach, Sailability and Steps.
It was a great opportunity for the 7 like-minded charities to meet each other and to explain to the many visitors how we all support young people with limb difference and other disabilities. We were also able to look at ways we can work together to benefit these disabled communities further.
There was so much to see at this extraordinary show. All the latest living aid technology was on display to admire and try out; some absolutely state-of-the-art wheelchairs and prosthetics, adapted cars, bespoke camper vans, virtual reality headsets to aid with mind and body, assistive furniture and equipment and much, much more. You could hear seminars on virtually every subject, take part in events in the sports arena and try out wheelchairs and scooters on a test circuit. Charities, organisations and magazines were available for information on every imaginable and unimaginable topic.
There will be a longer report in a couple of days but, for now, our congratulations to the new organisers of this very positive exhibition. They did a fantastic job to ensure that the 43rd Naidex was a resounding success. A big thank you from the collective charities also to all the people who dropped in to Stand D60. It was a pleasure to meet and chat to you all and we hope to see some of you at least again at the varied events we support.
We were proud to be there.