3 Things That the Redbank House Team Loved About Kidz to Adultz North
Emma and Natasha attended Kidz to Adultz North. Both being based at Redbank House, they were able to offer information about our sensory rooms and room hire services. Natasha attended the set-up day for Kidz to Adultz North at Event City and returned for Disabled Living’s big day of celebrating 120 years of providing services. Danielle also attended in the afternoon when the event was well and truly lively and underway. You may have read just how excited they were to be attending Kidz to Adultz North in this blog post.
It was a great insight for Natasha to see all of the work that goes into the set-up process and seeing everything come to life. As a representative from Disabled Living on the 120 years stand, Natasha’s main role was to encourage people to learn about Disabled Living’s different services and teach them about our heritage. There was a lot of hard work that went into the activities around different areas of the hall to our archive, such as the Christmas card competition. Children were able to create their own designs. The winning card will announced in December and will be sent to our service users.
Emma welcomed visitors along to Redbank House’s stand to answer any questions they had about our services. It was an early morning for all and everyone including Emma, wanted to provide our visitors with as much information as possible.
There were 3 things that Emma, Natasha and Danielle enjoyed the most, which are listed below.
Interacting with visitors and exhibitors
Natasha is always tagging those listed in our sensory toys and equipment section of Disabled Living’s Supplier Directory.
As it was my first Kidz to Adultz experience, it was amazing to see the wide range of organisations who exhibit and the amount of visitors that attend. It’s pleasing when you know you can help someone; providing someone with information and letting them know of products and/or services that they didn’t even know existed.
Emma deals with many exhibitors for Kidz to Adultz events. She thought it was good to be able to put a face to the name for a number of people.
It was interesting to see how many enquiries I received for Redbank House regarding room hire. Not everyone is aware of this service and we were only advertising our multi-sensory rooms on our flyers. So it was nice to see that people were taking an interest in both of these services. We hope to see some of these faces very soon!
Working with the rest of the team
Working over at Redbank House, Emma and Natasha don’t always get to see the whole team. There will be days when they’re here for events or meetings, but it isn’t for a long period of time. So it was really great to have everybody together for such an important year for Disabled Living’s celebrations. It was also a really good opportunity for team photos with lots of happy faces!
Seeing exhibitors return from 10 years ago
Danielle was happy to see exhibitors from Kidz to Adultz North 10 years ago return to this year’s event.
It was good to see Theraplay, AAT GB, Smirthwaite, and Theraposture at Kidz to Adultz North. I remember when I came to Kidz to Adultz North 10 years ago and seen them exhibiting. It’s such a huge celebration for Disabled Living this year and it was great to see our longstanding exhibitors be part of the positive atmosphere.
The smiley faces of the disabled children and young people really warmed our hearts, especially how their faces lit up by the little things. All of Disabled Living’s exhibitors wanted to enjoy themselves, and wanted our visitors to enjoy themselves too. When Sharky appeared, the kids loved it and many children got a photo taken with him. The atmosphere around the whole hall just made us feel so glad to be there.
We hope to return to Kidz to Adultz North next year.