Warrington Disability Partnership

Not just a walk in the park

Warrington Disability Partnership's annual Walk in the Park and Family Fun Day helped raise thousands of valuable pounds for over a dozen local charities when their supporters walked and run the 5k route that started and finished at WDP's Centre for Independent Living and through the scenic Sankey Valley Park.

Warrington Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Stroke Association, Beyond the Scars, St Mark Universal Copts Care, Cancer Research, St Rocco's, Warrington Sea Cadets, Healthwatch, Breast Cancer, Radio Warrington and WDP were amongst charities that benefited from the walk and family fun day.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Karen Mundry got walkers, runners, wheelchair and mobility scooter users on their way, many in fancy, including super heroes, Hawaiian dancers, characters from Frozen and the colourful team from Warrington's social fundraisers from the Duck Pond.

WDP's mascot Ollie Owl was joined by a pink Unicorn, alias Chloe Thompson, youngest granddaughter of WDP's founder and chief executive, who expressed his thanks to everyone involved, Asda Warrington for donating bottled water, the Co-op, our volunteer stewards, including a team from Birchwood Lions Club, Tony from Oculus Photography, Steve and his team from Radio Warrington, stall holders from various charities, the admin and organising team from WDP, and special thanks to our Deputy Mayor who stayed on to hand out the medals and certificates.

Following the success of this years event, WDP are already planning next years Walk in the Park. For more details contact Brun on 240064.

Photo by Oculus Studios Photography