A PORT Talbot teenager has organised a sponsored walk in aid of a charity that is helping her disabled sister.
Kelle Parsons, a 16-year-old health and social care student at Neath Port Talbot College, is planning a family fun walk along Aberavon seafront in support of Whizz-Kidz, the charity that has helped her 10-year-old sister Georgia.
Georgia has cerebral palsy which means that signals between the brain and muscles are disrupted. As a result she suffers with tired and weak muscles, and uses a wheelchair.
“I know that fundraising for Whizz-Kidz has only just started in Wales and I want to help other children like Georgia who I know has had so much help and support from Whizz-Kidz,” said Kelle. “The amazing thing about Whizz-Kidz is, they support a child after they’ve given mobility equipment throughout childhood and into adult life and that’s what makes Whizz-Kidz special.
“We’re still looking for a local company to sponsor the event so we can buy posters, flyers and banners,” she added. “If anyone reading can help, we really want to hear from you.”
Veteran fundraiser Captain Beany also urged local people to sign up for the event.
“This is set to be an awesome local event for families and people of all ages and abilities,” he said. “I’ll be there on the day to open the event and to put the fun into fundraising. Please register today and show your support for a local worthy cause.”
The walk is open to all participants, and is disabled and family friendly, walking across the pavement coastal path of Aberavon beach to the Naval Social Club and back again to the Bar Gallois restaurant, with public toilets available during the walk. Refreshments will be available on the completion of the walk, which is expected to last about an hour.
Pre-registration for the event is £5 per person or £15 for a family of four. The registration fee will ensure that the costs of running the event are covered. The fee includes a T-shirt and a participant sponsorship information pack.
If you decide to enter on the day, there will be a £10 per person participant fee. £30 minimum sponsorship is required from each person taking part or £50 for a family of four.
To register as a volunteer, please email Kelle Parsons on firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, full address and contact telephone number, for further information on how to get involved with the event. Payment methods will be outlined in your registration email.