Fundraising walk for Motability returns to the Wirral in 2014

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Following the success of last year, national charity Motability is organising another accessible fundraising walk on the Wirral to raise money for disabled people in the UK. Walkability will take place along the Wirral Circular Trail, in North West England on Saturday 1 March 2014.

The walk will begin and end in New Brighton, covering approximately 12 miles. For those wishing to walk a shorter distance, there will be a six mile option. Participants will pass a number of sights along the coastal path including Wallasey Beach, Leasowe Lighthouse and Meols Promenade.

“The 2014 route boasts many picturesque beauty spots, coastlines and varied bird and wildlife, as well as accessible paths and walkways,” said Aine Canavan, Corporate Accounts and Events Executive at Motability

She added: “Last year we raised £4,000 at this event and this year we hope to raise even more, but to do this we need as many people as possible to get involved. No matter what your age or ability, it’s an accessible route so anyone can take part. All money raised will be used to support disabled people who cannot afford the right car or adaptations for their needs, or to help young disabled people with driving lessons, so your support really will make a difference.”

Each participant will be asked to pay a registration fee of £20 per adult, £10 per child and £30 for a family entry and to pledge to raise sponsorship for Motability. The registration fee covers the cost of experienced guides, first aiders and a fundraising and information pack, which includes a Motability T-shirt.

Those who want to take part in the fundraising challenge, should contact Áine Canavan on 0845 166 8786 or email fundraising@motability.co.uk to register or receive more information.

Motability’s charitable work relies on voluntary income and aims to raise around £2.5 million each year to help customers who would otherwise be unable to afford the mobility solution they need. This income is raised through charitable trust and foundation donations, corporate support, individual fundraising and from trading activity.

Motability is the national charity that directs and oversees the Motability Scheme. For Motability fundraising enquiries telephone the Supporter Help Line on 0845 166 8786 (Lines open 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday). More information about the Motability Scheme can be obtained by telephoning 0800 093 1000 or by visiting www.motability.co.uk.

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