Get your boots on for charity walk from Seaford to Telscombe

Cliffs at Telscombe Cliffs
Cliffs at Telscombe Cliffs

A sponsored walk will be held in Telscombe in aid of the Stand Up for Leisha Campaign.

All are welcome to take part in the 10k walk from the Salts Recreation Ground in Seaford to Telscombe Tye on Saturday September 6 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

The money raised will help a 12 year old girl from Telscombe who has cerebral palsy to buy a new wheelchair.

The new power chair will enable her to participate in more school activities and lead a more independent life.

Along the way organisers Telscombe Town Council will be joined by town mayors, deputy mayors and young mayors. The event will finish with the Telscombe Firework Display.

Telscombe mayor Wayne Botting has been holding a series of fundraising events in support of Leisha’s wheelchair.

Cllr Botting is hoping to raise a total of £8,000 towards the wheelchair, which costs £21,000.

The Just Giving page set up by the town council to raise money for the cause said: “Leisha is an outgoing child held back by a disability.

“She has an ambition to become a teacher in the future. the power chair will allow her to interact with other people at their level as the chair can be used in a standing position.

“Leisha will be more independent being able to carry out those tasks we take for granted (hanging up her coat on her peg, picking the dropped pen from the floor.

“Leisha deserves the chance to enjoy life to the full and this chair will help that.”

For sponsorship forms contact the town council on 01273 589777.