An annual sponsored Wheelchair Push has this year raised over £1,000 for local homeless organisation the Snowflake Trust and international development charity, CAFOD.
Michael, who has been taking part in the wheelchair push for many years, has raised thousands of pounds with his annual sponsored challenge.
Being pushed by friend, Fidelis – who met Michael at the church they both attend, the Parish of The Good Shepherd – the pair set off on the two and half mile stretch between Hastings Town Centre and Hastings Old Town, and back.
The pair completed the walk in good time, raising £1,040 which will be split between the two charities.
Jenny Finlayson, CAFOD’s Community Participation Coordinator for Arundel and Brighton, said:
“This is a wonderful event that over the years has raised thousands of pounds to help make other people’s lives better.
“From everyone at CAFOD, I would like to say a big thank you for what your challenge has achieved – and of course a massive well done!”
The money donated by Michael and Fidelis to CAFOD will go towards helping communities around the world gain the tools, skills and knowledge to lift themselves out of poverty.
Through The Snowflake Trust, their donation will help provide overnight accommodation to local homeless people during the extreme winter months.
The total amount raised was £1,040.00, with this sum being equally divided between CAFOD and Snowflake Trust (local winter night shelter for the homeless).
Well done Michael and Fidelis!
Elouise Hobbs Regional News Officer for CAFOD