During the month of May, at CASBA we have done a 500 miles challenge.
We are doing this to raise money for our charity, so that people with learning disabilities can live independently and have their voices heard.
We have done some walks led by staff and volunteers. We started off on the 2nd May at Edgbaston reservoir led by Heather. We have also done walks from Sarehole Mill, Monyhull, Manor Farm, Northfield Park, and Cannon Hill Park. Our parents group led by Tracy did the walk around Northfield Park, it was a great day but very hot.
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.
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 has raised £1,964 and we're now on the last day.
There is still time to sponsor us, the walk challenge has been 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 for CASBA.
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. www.justgiving.com/campaign/CASBA500miles