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Wayfarers take on walking challenge

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Wayfarers Day Centre for adults with learning disabilities in Market Drayton are attempting a challenge to walk the distance from Market Drayton to Shrewsbury to raise money for their comfort fund.

Wayfarers challenge

The challenge, is taking place between 11am and 2pm (weather permitting) on 4 October 2017. Participants will aim to collectively walk over twenty miles in 3 hours in Market Drayton Town Park. The walk has been organised in an effort to raise money for the comfort fund, which is used for activities, events or trips chosen those who attend the centre.

photo of staff at Wayfarers day centre

photo of staff at Wayfarers day centre

Supporting adults with learning disabilities

Wayfarers are committed to support and enable adults with disabilities to be active and live a healthy lifestyle.  They hold regular walking groups, attend sporting events and previously completed a challenge of a virtual row of the River Severn.

Nicky Halfpenny, who works at Wayfarers Day Centre said;

“We are all looking forward to the virtual walk. So far we’ve managed to raise a great amount of money towards Wayfarers comforts fund. Please come along and support us on the day.”

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult services, health and housing, said;

“I would like to wish everyone from Wayfarers luck in completing another great challenge. Not only do these challenges raise money for a worthy cause, they also show how strong and determined everyone at Wayfarers Centre really are. I’d encourage anyone to go along and support them on the 4th October.”

Those who attend the centre and staff have been working hard organising the event and collecting sponsorship, and would welcome anyone that wishes to come along and support them in Market Drayton town park on the day.

Support the event

For further information about the fundraising event, or to donate please call 01743 250439 or email mihaela.richardson@shropshire.gov.uk.