Charity walk success as awareness and funds are raised

A charity walk took place in Lowestoft for Deafblind Awareness Week. Walkers stand outside the Sense

A charity walk took place in Lowestoft for Deafblind Awareness Week. Walkers stand outside the Sense charity shop in Lowestoft. Picture: Sense - Credit: Archant

Staff and volunteers at a charity shop in Lowestoft were joined by locals for a fundraising walk.

Organised by the national disability charity, Sense, the charity walk was held as part of Deafblind Awareness Week – with a series of inclusive walks being held across England this week.

The event on Saturday in Lowestoft was held to help raise awareness of the needs of the people with complex disabilities. The walks promote well-being, and healthy living, and also provide an opportunity to engage with local communities.

Balloons and leaflets were handed out during the Lowestoft walk, which allowed the shop staff to discuss the awareness week and other activities that will take place in the shop this week, including a tombola and bake sale.

Kim Stanbrook, assistant shop manager and leader of the walk, said: 'We have organised this walk for the last few years and each time we have been blessed with lovely, sunny weather.


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'All our volunteers enjoy this event and it engages the local community in our efforts to raise money and awareness.'

To find out more about Sense visit www.sense.org.uk/sense-walks

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