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Munday, Dorcas (Part 14 of 22). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy

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  • Interviewees

    Munday, Dorcas, 1947- (speaker, female)

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    Mann, Philip (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 14 (Tape 8 Side B): Fundraising walks for PHAB. Dorcas researched an access guide for Wellingborough, including shops, public buildings, churches and as many roads as possible. Dropped kerbs. Funding from CSV (Community Service Volunteers). Involvement with Northampton County Council for the Disabled. Dorcas became chairman of Wellingborough branch. Voluntary work on access issues. Questions asked by students: if she had a boyfriend; has she had sex; did she regret being disabled, what was the worst thing that could happen. Communication via computers and e-mails. She helps with the local strategic plan for Wellingborough for health, well-being, quality and sustainability.

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    Interviewed for the project 'Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy'; a project conducted by Scope in partnership with the British Library, financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund

  • Related transcripts

    Dorcas Munday interviewed by Phil Hills: full transcript of the interview (PDF)

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    'Speaking For Ourselves' project website, including resources, information for schools and news

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