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At City Hall

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1 2 3 Sneaky Peaks takes place every year at City Hall so that the public can have a ‘sneaky peak’ behind the scenes. Bradford Museums display items from their collection which are chosen from their stores and which rarely … Continued


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Kathy Watts writes – On Thursday 6th October, I was privileged to be a guest at the presentation of certificates to those people who had successfully completed the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) course held over the last 12 months. … Continued

Sell Out Crowd for WDW Presentation

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Why Don’t We’s contribution to Hate Crime Awareness week was a presentation to students at Bradford College. There was space for 45 but the college received 180 bookings! There was a lively crowd from Health and Social Care, Public Services … Continued

Why Don’t We at Royal Armouries

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Last November, Why Don’t We was invited to deliver a paper at a conference held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The theme was ‘new approaches to learning in the cultural sector’ which immediately begged the questions: Are we doing … Continued

Hate Crime Project

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A freedom of information request by The Independent newspaper revealed a 41% rise in reports of Disability Hate Crime in just one year! Why Don’t We is working with groups from hft to raise awareness of hate crime and to help people to understand … Continued

Healthy Living

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In November 2014, Sovereign Health gave us £1,500 to work with a group to produce resources to support others in making healthier lifestyle choices. This grant enabled us to run from January to the end of May. We are working … 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.