In the running to raise cash - The Worcester Observer

In the running to raise cash

Worcester Editorial 7th Apr, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A GROUP fund-raisers will put on their running shoes for a charity that helps people with an array of disabilities.

A total of 23 people are training to take part in the Worcester Half Marathon, on Sunday (April 12) at Sixways Rugby club, in aid of Snoezelen, a charity that runs a centre with four sensory rooms, a hydrotherapy pool and dance, music and arts classes.

More than 350 people travel from all around the Midlands every week to use the services, with an disabilities including Downs Syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Autism and chromosomal syndromes.

The participants have raised £500 through sponsorship so far and are hoping to have made their £1,000 target by the end of the 13-mile run.

Sean Walsh, the charity’s marketing co-ordinator, said: “I have been a part of the charity since the middle of last year and they are just a fantastic charity. They do so much for the people that come to see us.

“The level of interaction and devotion they put in to helping people in their lives is massive.

“Some of them do not have the best quality of life and we can give them a little glimmer of happiness and enjoyment when they come to see us.”

Visit to sponsor the runners.


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