CASBA’s 500 Miles in May

CASBA image to promote 500 miles

During the month of May last year, we did a 500 miles challenge.

We did this to raise money for our charity, so that people with learning disabilities can live independently and have their voices heard.

Two dogs on a walk for CASBA

We did some walks led by staff and volunteers. We started off on the 2nd May at Edgbaston reservoir led by Heather. We also did walks from Sarehole Mill, Monyhull, Manor Farm, Northfield Park, and Cannon Hill Park.

CASBA walkers sitting on a bench in Victoria park

Our parents group, led by Tracy, did the walk around Northfield Park, it was a great day but very hot.

The end of CASBA's big canal walk in Birmingham

On 21st May it was our big walk, Kings Norton to Birmingham City Centre along the canal. This was a big achievement for everyone involved to walk the full route, over 6 miles altogether.

CASBA walkers in Cannon Hill Park

Cannon Hill Park was our last walk of the month. Some of the group planned to walk around again, but the British weather put a stop to that. They came back to the café soaked, as the heavens had opened. We all sat down together and had a well-deserved hot drink.

Our Cannon Hill Park was led by the chair of our Ambassadors Martyn.

Some people have done challenges with their families – for example, our Fundraising Officer, Joe, our Trustee Stella and our CEO Ginny. Overall, our challenge raised over £2,000!

CASBA says thank you

The walking challenge was a big achievement for everyone involved. We all have different mobility levels, but we wanted to take part and raise funds, as we are all proud to work and volunteer for CASBA. We’re going to do it again in 2023, so please get in touch if you’d like to help.

I would like to finish by saying thank you to everyone who has sponsored us, for everyone taking part on the walks, for sharing on social media. But also, a big thank you to Joe Peacock for organising the Fundraising event and leading the Tolkien walk. Also, to Sior, Becky, Tracy, Heather and our Ambassadors for giving their time to lead the walks, it wouldn’t have been possible without you.

Jennifer Brown

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