Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Oxygen Junkie - Guest Post.

Fran aka The Oxygen Junkie has kindly written a blog post about Max and Disability Rocks. Fran may be only 14 but she is wise beyond her years. She has recently got through to the final 3 in the Amnesty International Young Journalist of the year. We are very proud of her and wish her good luck for the final on the 8th May. This is the post Fran wrote for her blog

Disability really does rock.

Ladies and Gentlemen, lend me thine ears!

This post is about disability.

Disability can be many things. It can mean a physical disability like paralysis, or motor neurone disease, or it can be a learning disability like Autism or downs syndrome. There are some disabilities with obvious symptoms, and some that aren't that visible.
I guarantee you though, that you will not regret letting someone disabled into your life. 
I know a little boy called Max Sutton. He is the most amazing child  you could ever wish to meet.
He loves cricket, badminton, his hamster Leo and standing in his pants like he runs the world.  Not even Paul McCartney has as much swagger as Max Sutton does.
(Read all about him at www.mumtochromoboy.blogspot.co.uk

Max Rocks. He knows he does. And Max thinks that disability rocks. Which is why his parents, Caroline and Richard Sutton have created a festival to rival the mighty Glastonbury. 

After having a bit of an epiphany whilst on holiday in Ibiza, Caroline and Richard realised that there weren't any disability friendly music festivals in Yorkshire, and decided to do something about it. 

Tickets are only £15 (£10 for young people and disabled folk) and the line up is spectacular, it has everything from bearded men with guitars, to witty comedians, to drum workshops to a 5 piece Jazz band.
All situated in the best place on earth; Nell bank, West Yorkshire.

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