Five people from Gillingham in Kent are walking to raise money and awareness of the needs of people with brain injuries.
Charlotte Hill, Crystal Sevier, Paige Evans and Heather Jupp are all staff at a house in Livingstone Road, Gillingham operated by Regard, where people who have brain injuries are provided with a stepping stone towards independent life.
They will be walking with 66-year-old Paul Mattin, who lives in one of the nine single rooms at Livingstone Road as he recovers from an injury.
They will walk in Painshill Park, Cobham, Surrey at the first anniversary walk for Silverlining, a charity which helps brain injured people rebuild their lives, on Sunday 17 May. The event allows people to walk between 2km and 10km, and the team from Livingstone Road will walk as far as Paul is able on the day.
Heather Jupp, Service Manager at Regard’s Livingstone Road service said: “Paul is really looking forward to the challenge and we are all really pleased to be taking part in this event that supports a charity that does some amazing work.
“People with acquired brain injuries have varying degrees of cognitive, behavioural and emotional difficulties as a result. Challenges like walks can help them to achieve real milestones in their recovery.”
The Painshill Walk and Wheel includes three walks and the event will include wheelchair users and carers.
To donate to the Regard team go to: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Regard
Find out more about Regard at www.regard.co.uk