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School's walkathon to raise funds for our charity

Published on 30 Jun 2022

Over 120 pupils and staff members from Rydal Penrhos Independent School in North Wales will be walking nine and a half kilometres to raise money for our Llandudno Centre of Wellbeing.

Groups of pupils from the senior school will head off from Colwyn Bay’s Victoria Pier on Wednesday 6 July at around 9am before heading along the coast and gathering in the grounds of our Llandudno Centre.

After the group has refuelled with a picnic, they will make the journey back to Victoria Pier to complete their challenge at around 3pm.

They will be joined at various stages of the walk by pupils from the prep school who met blind veteran and Llandudno town crier Billy Baxter recently and were keen not to miss out on this adventure.

Blind veteran Billy standing in front of a group of pupils and teachers giving a talk in a school hall
Blind veteran Billy giving a talk at Rydal Penrhos school
“Partnerships with organisations such as Rydal give us an opportunity to remove the barriers often placed by sight loss. Giving children the opportunity to learn about the impact of sight loss at an early age removes the apprehension many feel in later life when interacting with people with disabilities.”
Victoria
Blind Veterans UK Community Partnerships Marketing Executive

Victoria from our Community Partnerships Team, said:

“The team at Rydal Penrhos are looking to make the walkathon an annual event to support our Llandudno Centre. In return we hope to give the students the opportunity to learn more about the charity, the impact of sight loss, and to meet some of the veterans and hear their stories too.
“Their choice of a walkathon is brilliant as it enables the younger children to take part for smaller sections of the route, meaning that every member of the school community can be involved in supporting our blind veterans."

The school is aiming to raise over £2,000 to support our Llandudno Centre which provides rehabilitation for blind veterans from the local community and from across the UK.

If you would like to support the school and help them reach their target please visit their Just Giving page.

JustGiving page

If your school, group, or organisation would like to support our charity, please get in touch.

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