Wheelchair walk to boost funds

Anthony Mitchell
Anthony Mitchell

A DEDICATED charity member is about to embark on a massive 10 mile ‘wheelchair walk’ to help raise funds for an organisation which helps people with varying mental and physical disabilities.

Anthony Mitchell will be journeying down to Butlins from his home in Cardiff, in the hope of completing his challenge at the caravan park opposite on October 2 at 10am.

All the funds raised will be going to Action Space, which is London’s leading visual arts organisation for people with learning disabilities and provides facilities for many people from across the country from all ages, cultural backgrounds and all types and levels of learning disability.

Anthony has been involved with the charity for 37 years and is once again raising money for this cause after he managed to generate around £145 last year at Butlins during the same challenge, which on that occasion he completed in about five-and-a-half hours.

He said: “I have been involved with the charity for 37 years and want to continue to support this worthwhile cause. I’d like to thank Butlins for their continuing support by allowing me to use their caravan park as the location for my fundraising event for the second year running.”

Action Space was launched in the 1960s runs thrice weekly projects at its south London studio.

Around 40 sessions take place each year and they aim to provide people with a wide range of visual arts experiences as possible.

“This year, I’m hoping to raise even more for the charity as it has helped me so much,” continued Anthony.

“I don’t mind how long it takes, it’s just about doing it. I thought Butlins was a great place to do it as it is somewhere I’ve been coming on holiday for many years, which is why I have chosen to come back again.”

Anyone can donate to Action Space by sending a text message with the word ARTS45 followed by either £2, £5 or £10 to 70070.