On July 4th, I was honoured to present the Great PHAB Picnic coverage that went out live on Facebook and Youtube. 45 minutes of laughs, fun a cooking (well sort of as it was all cold) thanks to a recipe from Mr Cookfullness. It was also wonderful to work with such a talented crew, and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed live TV. No safety net, not script as such and a room full of kids all looking on with faces saying “is this what happens on TV?”
As I’m so good to you all, here’s the show in all it’s glory. Mik cock ups and everything. I did say it was live!
I have to add that it is also a great honour to be a vice president of PHAB. When I lost the ability to walk I attended a few PHAB clubs, which were a very different beast in the early 1980s, but visiting them gave me the confidence to go out and rebuild my life. Since becoming involved with the organisation I’ve attended lots of the events and camps they run and have been blown away. After visiting one of the summer camps they run I honestly wished I was a kid again. A fully accessible camp, that also pushed the campers to work together and to push themselves to try things they never thought they could or would. PHAB also works with disadvantaged kids and families to make sure children have the chance to have experiences that would have been out of their reach otherwise. This was a joy to see and everyone working together to have fun was wonderful.
PHAB are planning to take the Great PHAB Picnic show all over the UK so if you run or are part of a local PHAB club put in a bid to hold the show next year and we could be coming to you.