MP backs disabled access charity’s work

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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has got behind a new and innovative local charity by taking them to Parliament.

Charity Accessible Derbyshire’s aim is to improve the lives of disabled people, their friends, families and carers across the county.

Their latest campaign is called “The Big Push” and its goal, over the next two years, is to make the Peak Park and Derbyshire the most accessible National Park for disabled people in the country.

On Wednesday, January 28, Mr Perkins brought the team to Parliament to meet other MPs from across the country and political spectrum.

He also hosted a drop in session in the afternoon so MPs could learn more about the project and have their photograph taken with some campaign materials.

Toby Perkins said: “Chesterfield is surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural areas in the whole country. These stunning sites belong to us all and so I’m delighted to play any role I can in opening up the Peak District to everyone, regardless of their background or mobility issues.

“Accessible tourism is worth an estimated £12.4 billion pounds in the UK, so opening up these area can also make a big difference to our local economy.”