CAROL & RON DARBY, BCAa
Carol and Ron, both in their 70’s, run The Elektric Apple Theatre Group – based in Liverpool for adults with disabilities and special needs. Established in 2012, and inspired by their own disabled daughter (aged 40) who couldn’t find any groups to join, today The Elektric Apple now runs three days a week for over 20 disabled adults with classes in dance, music, drama, health and fitness, personal hygiene, social skills and dangers around the home and City.
The group perform all over the country and are well-known for their hard-hitting, controversial drama, including pieces on bullying, domestic violence, drugs and a spectacular and emotional piece on the 96 lives that were lost in the Hillsborough Disaster.
Carol and Ron take the group on outings and holidays and make sure they all live life to the full. They have created a fun environment for all the members where they can feel safe, talk and learn.
The pair volunteer for three days every week at The Elektric Apple Theatre Company and the other four days a week volunteer at their other daughter’s dance school on reception, in the kitchen and looking after all the children.