Sponsored Walk 2023
On one of the hottest days of the year so far, over 35 walkers joined us on a Sponsored Walk around the beautiful Angmering Park Estate, raising money to help the charity’s work providing support and specialist information to blind and sight impaired residents throughout West Sussex.
So far the event has raised over £1200 with more sponsorship still coming in.
Held on Saturday 10 June, a day with bright sunshine and blue skies, sun cream and hats were at the ready as the participants set off on a distance of three or six miles, or a half marathon distance of 13.1 miles. Starting at 10.15am, it was a long day in the heat with the last participant crossing the line at 3.30pm. 10 visually impaired participants were supported either by trained guides from 4Sight Vision Support, or brought friends and family to act as their guide.
One of the entrants, Gill Yard (pictured below with her medal at the finish line), from Horsham, completed the three mile route and explained,
“I wanted this photo taken to prove to my son, who runs marathons, that I could take on my own challenge!”
Another walker commented,
“I so enjoyed the great company of other walkers as well as the beautiful Sussex landscape, while doing something for a very good cause.”
We would like to thank Nigel Clutton and the Angmering Park Estate; South Downs Water; Tesco, Durrington and Waitrose, Horsham for their support in making this event possible.
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