Dawn has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Business Woman award at the 2018 Enterprise Vision Awards!
Dawn has been the driving force behind DanceSyndrome since 2014 and has had a huge impact on the direction the charity has taken. She has a great business mind and has had several successes at generating funding for the charity, gaining £200,000 from Spirit of 2012 in 2016 and £160,000 from Big Lottery Fund in 2017. Dawn is a skilled networker who loves to meet new people and find ways to work in partnership.
The thing that often sets Dawn apart from other business women is that she is an ambassador for inclusion, supporting people with learning disabilities to live the life that they want to live, helping people to overcome any barriers they face and focusing on their talents and abilities, rather than their disabilities. This has been a lifelong commitment for Dawn; her brother has Down’s syndrome and she has always been involved in championing people with learning disabilities.
As well as working with DanceSyndrome, Dawn is a founder director for Spring Into Action, set up in 2012, who support adults with learning disabilities to participate in a variety of inclusive sports activities and she has also recently taken on the management of a dating service for people with learning disabilities called Meet and Match. In all of these activities, Dawn is obviously in the right job, she has real talent for putting people at ease, improving their confidence and aspirations and making dreams come true – this month she is in Edinburgh supporting the dancers to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. When Dawn isn’t working, she can be found drumming or singing in various bands across the North West.
DanceSyndrome Project Co-ordinator, Sarah Calderbank, said “We are so grateful to work with Dawn, she is an inspiring lady who goes out of her way to make life better for every person that she meets. We’re very proud that she has been nominated for the Business Woman Award and we are certain that everyone who knows Dawn will think she deserves to win this!”
Dawn said “I feel really honoured to have been nominated for this award. DanceSyndrome is a wonderful organisation and I strongly believe in our mission to empower and include people. Hopefully this award nomination will highlight the wonderful work that we do and encourage more people to get involved!”
The Enterprise Vision Awards take place on Friday 28th September 2018 at the Blackpool Winter Gardens.
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