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Charity walk for Deafblind Week

Staff, volunteers, families and friends at a charity shop in Whitton, Ipswich, were joined by members of the public, for an accessible walk last Friday (29th June), to help raise awareness of the needs of people with complex disabilities.

Organised by the national disability charity, Sense, the walk was one of ten taking place across the country for Deafblind Awareness Week (24th – 30th June 2018). The walks promoted well-being, and healthy living, and also provided an opportunity to engage with local communities.

The walk began from the Sense shop on Meredith Road, Whitton, proceeding to children’s amusement centre, Billy Beez, where mascots joined the public, before the route ended at the Sense shop on Upper Brook Street.

Jenni-Lee Clarke, Manager of the Whitton shop and one of the leaders of the walk, said:
“It was a brilliant day, with the public joining us in a walk that helped with community engagement and raised awareness of complex disabilities.”

To find out more about Sense visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/

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