Dear Fiona – oh no, you beat me to it. I wanted to thank you for taking the time to come and see the show and speak to Nuno and others. I am sorry I wasn’t able to spend more time with you but I knew you were in good hands and was keen you were able to speak to Nuno and others since I will be speaking to Harsha soon. I hope you got back to the station and home okay.
Your feedback is much appreciated and it’s really lovely to hear what you thought and felt about the event. We loved preparing participants for the competition and being a part of the wonderful event yesterday – you can’t help but get emotional when you reflect on how much they have achieved in such a short time. Nuno said he really enjoyed meeting you and talking with you. He is a unique dance teacher and partner and the participants absolutely loved learning from and dancing with him. We have just been asked to support Age Concern with a dance workshop for visually impaired older people which may then culminate in a performance so I will also keep you posted about that. The interest we’re getting from disability organisations really highlights the gap in opportunities for people to engage in Latin and Ballroom dance – but we hope Step Change Studios will change that! The BBC put out a lovely piece this lunchtime which will be repeated at 6.30pm tonight.
Thank you again for coming yesterday. I’m looking forward to speaking with Harsha and hearing the final resulting broadcast.
It was a pleasure to be involved and it’s always good to get the chance to raise awareness of the work that we are doing and the kinds of opportunities that are out there. It’s especially valuable to be able to discuss key issues that relate to under-represented groups in sport and to hear the views of other organisations and individuals and to reflect on the work we are doing and where we could improve.
Matthew Williams, England Boxing CSO
Harsha came to my neighbourhood and interviewed me for a First Aid segment on Speed of Sound radio. Prior to the interview, Harsha was very clear and concise in setting out the
background and target for the piece. The whole experience was extremely professionaland I enjoyed her relaxed yet thorough interview style and technique. Follow up with the podcast was also rewarding and thoughtful.
Basic Life Support is a vital skill for life and everyone should have the training and confidence to step in and give First Aid to someone who gets sick or has an injury and needs our immediate help. Disabled people are no different to anyone else in this respect and should have access to such training. Depending on a person's disability, the standard training methods may need tweaking and there may be accreditation considerations for the workplace, but the basic skills can be and should be acquired by all individuals.
Colette Ball, Instructor/Assessor, No1 First Aid Instructors Ltd.