Disability charity walk held in Caerphilly to mark Deafblind Awareness Week
News | Rhys Williams | Published: 19:30, Thursday July 4th, 2019.
Around 50 people have taken part in a walk through Caerphilly town centre to raise awareness of complex disabilities.
Organised by national disability charity Sense, the walk began at the TouchBase Cymru centre in Caerphilly Business Park on Wednesday, June 26.
The two-mile walk saw participants head to Caerphilly Castle and back.
The walk was led by people with complex disabilities in a call for greater visibility for disabled people in the community and wider society.
The aim of the event, which was part of a series of walks held across the UK, was to bring disabled and non-disabled people together to celebrate what they have in common.
Jon Stubbs, Sense community fundraiser, and organiser of the Caerphilly walk said: “It’s really exciting that Caerphilly took part in ‘Sense Walks’ during Deafblind Awareness Week, to raise awareness of people with complex disabilities in the community.
“It’s a wonderful initiative and great that so many people got together for the walk.”
TouchBase Cymru opened in Caerphilly in March 2016 and provides daycare for people with complex disabilities such as learning difficulties, cerebral palsy and visual and hearing impairments.
The centre employs 35 members of staff and around 30 people use the service each day.