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    • andrew71
    • By andrew71 9th Sep 18, 11:39 PM
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    Disability and wins (getaways, events etc)
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    • 9th Sep 18, 11:39 PM
    Disability and wins (getaways, events etc) 9th Sep 18 at 11:39 PM
    Just wanted to find out if anyone with a disability (mostly physical) have won a prize such as a holiday or going to an event or similar?
    I have a physical disability (fibromyalgia) which affects mainly my legs. There's some competitions of course I don't enter because I wouldn't be able to do them (indoor air dive experience etc).
    I'm just curious if anyone has won maybe tickets to a concert, sporting event and have had their seating moved to a more accessible/comfortable area?
    Or have won a getaway and had their prize altered to suit them?
    At which point did you tell them about your disability?

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    • ikkle87
    • By ikkle87 10th Sep 18, 6:54 AM
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    We have tickets to Disney on Ice next month and the PR was fab and made sure to get us accessible seating and a hotel room thats not a massive trek away. On the occasion when we've had normal tickets and gone to a show if the seating hasn't been suitable then as long as box office has spaces, which they usually do, then they will swap you to accessible seating. I usually just say when speaking to the PR if seating isn't already allocated would it please be possible to book an aisle seat or accessible seating as although I can walk I do have a disability that makes some seating difficult
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    • emmaandbunni
    • By emmaandbunni 10th Sep 18, 4:40 PM
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    • 10th Sep 18, 4:40 PM
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    • 10th Sep 18, 4:40 PM
    I have won a holiday before and they could not have been more helpful (my daughter is f/t wc user) I have noticed some competition have started to put "not suitable for people with physical disabilities" mainly holiday and take part events. one recently was because it was a coach which was not adapted. I would prefer they say before as I know it's not always possible.
    depending on comp depends when I mention it, if its a email entry and for tickets I mention at time of entry.
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 10th Sep 18, 5:09 PM
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    • 10th Sep 18, 5:09 PM
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    • 10th Sep 18, 5:09 PM
    I'm disabled and once won a holiday that included a coasteering activity. I obviously didn't read up on what coasteering was prior to entering, as there is no way I could do this. I emailed and asked if I could still take the holiday and if they would be able to donate the coasteering to a charity or something,which they did.

    • hdh74
    • By hdh74 11th Sep 18, 9:27 AM
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    • 11th Sep 18, 9:27 AM
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    • 11th Sep 18, 9:27 AM
    No holidays but a few sets of tickets and whenever we have asked about wheelchair access they have provided it if they could.
    • Daphne01
    • By Daphne01 15th Sep 18, 10:22 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 10:22 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 10:22 PM
    I won tickets to a football match and rang them in advance. I had parking at the front of the venue (Where the players parked ) and seats in the disabled area right next to the pitch. I was aghast as Giggsy took a corner right in front of me
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