Rotary Helps The Wheels Go Round

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Rotary Helps The Wheels Go Round Good friends, and staunch supporters of Why Don’t We, the Rotary Club of Bingley present a cheque for £2,000 to Harrie and Tony at a recent dinner The Rotary Club held a benefit dinner … Continued

National Science and Media Museum

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National Science and Media Museum Visit to National Science and Media Museum At the end of 2017 Why Don’t We took a very special trip to the National Science and Media Museum. It was a very exciting day for the … Continued

Christmas Tree Festival

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Christmas Tree Festival Christmas Tree Festival at St James Church, Thornton Over Christmas Why Don’t We had a tree at the Charity Christmas Tree Festival at St James Church, Thornton. It was our first year having a tree at the … Continued

In The News!

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Click on the link below to see Why Don’t We on the Police and Crime Commissioner news page.‘mate’-crime-(19-oct-2017).aspx

Mark Burns-Williamson & Hate Crime

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Hate Crime Presentation Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is helping to tackle hate and mate crime in West Yorkshire. Mate crime is where someone befriends a potentially vulnerable person with the intention of exploiting the person, … Continued

Easier Access Day

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Easier Access Day Easier Access Day On October 3rd, the Easier Access Day celebrated it’s tenth year in City Park. Why Don’t We was one of many organisations that provide services to people with disabilities. There were lots of stalls … Continued

Chris Speaks Up

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Chris Speaks Up We were among 100+ people to attend the Bradford District Hate Crime Strategy Launch today. Other attendees included West Yorkshire Police, the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Office, The Crown Prosecution Service, Victim Support as well as numerous … Continued


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AGM Why Don’t We have had yet another successful year together! On Wednesday, 6 September, Why Don’t We hosted their annual general meeting that was a great success. Reverend Malcolm Hendry said, “Annual general meetings are normally boring but Why … Continued

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Why Don't We at Bradford College


Since January 2015, Why Don’t We has been working in partnership with hft’s Radio 119 to raise awareness of disability hate crime. We were invited to present our work to fifty Social Work and Social Care students and staff from Bradford College and Bradford University.

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Typically, the technology took some time to sort out but there was no need to worry because Chris rose to the occasion and kept everyone interested and entertained whilst we sorted it out.

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Alan did a brilliant job as quiz master and kept everyone in order.

The quiz went down extremely well. It was a great, almost fun, way to present a very serious subject and kept everyone’s attention.

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The rest of the team were busy too. Louise and Rebecca gave out and collected quiz sheets and made sure that everyone was comfortable.

Stuart took the pictures.

We had some great quotes from participants.

Hayley wrote: “More people need to be aware of hate crime and more will be reported”.

Ayesha told us: “I liked that real stories from real people were told as they gave us a clear understanding of how people with disabilities feel”.

Well done team!


Why Don't We at Royal Armouries


We were invited to give a talk at this conference on Tuesday 17th November at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.  

We had half an hour to discribe our journey as we created Why Don’t We. This included slides of Viz-Able and the groups’ achievements and its survival as the recession hit. More visuals of Battery Man with a discussion of the hard work putting together the Why Don’t We community group and becoming a charity. The audience heard and saw how the monies acquired for Healthy Eating Project as well as the Hate Crime groups culminating with the amazing day at Bradford College.

Delegates from museums, associated charities and educators from across UK and Europe listened and laughed in all the right places. Our new Thursday group and our future took pride of place.

Why Don’t We look right, felt bright and will shine on.  So agreed all who were in the audience.

Thank you to Emma King for the invite.