Wellbeing Success and smashed target!

Current total raised:

£4,800

We celebrated the return of our public fundraising events with our wonderful Wellbeing Walk on Saturday 26 June at the beautiful Angmering Park Private Estate. We welcomed over 50 participants who enjoyed a five mile trail following tracks, paths and some cross-country areas of the Estate which is not normally open to the public. Walkers were fortunate to enjoy a glorious sunny day and took in breath-taking views at the highest point in the walk.

While the event has taken place before, this was the first year it had a wellbeing theme, with mindfulness practice, a wind chime sensory space, and all around the route messages encouraging people to ‘take notice’ of their surroundings, smell, sounds etc., rounded off with Tai Chi taster sessions at the end.

Below are some wonderful stories and pictures from the event:

Alyssa, age 10, took part with her mum Rachel, raising a total of £281.60. She walked in memory of her great-grandad and even challenged her mum to see who could raise the most money!

Alyssa said, “I first saw the Wellbeing Walk in the Sussex Views Magazine and my mum told me that 4Sight Vision Support supported my great-grandad Reg before I was born. My Nanna (Grandad Reg’s daughter) told me how the Charity was always very helpful to him. I asked if I could do the walk and I hoped to raise lots of money so they can keep on helping people, like they did for my great-grandad.”

Alyssa's Story

Well done walkers – Poem
A bright blue sky and shiny sun,
The Wellbeing Walk had begun.
Some well-earned praise for the volunteers,
Then off we went to some heartfelt cheers.
The woods, lush and cool,
Dogs sniff, families chat, foxgloves rule.
Halfway along, a welcome spot,
Helpers offer fruit, water,
We scoffed the lot.
A narrow climb up to the downs,
Views, birds, a mindful tape, to clear our frowns.
Thro’ gates and over grids to the summit,
Another helper ensures we are ok to attempt the plummet.
Past horses grazing, bees buzzing and cocks crowing,
The signs and arrows keep us going.
A lie down beckons, while we’re invited to listen,
To chimes in the trees
Swaying gently in the breeze.
Back to base and a final greeting,
Medals, sweets, hot tea and buns,
Take some beating.
Thanks to all who got it so right,
A great day out for the deserving 4Sight.

Cilla

Volunteer, and Walk participant.

Alyssa and mum, Rachel.

For more information about upcoming events or to pay in sponsorship money, call the Fundraising team on: 01243 838001 or email fundraising@4sight.org.uk 

Thanks to our sponsors: