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Action on Hearing Loss Cymru appeals for walkers for fundraising stroll

Posted on 19/07/2011

Action on Hearing Loss fundraiser.Action on Hearing Loss Cymru is appealing to the community in and around Caernarfon to join in a sponsored ‘stroll-athon’ which will help raise much needed funds to change the lives of people who are deaf, have a hearing loss or tinnitus.

The event will take place in the evening of Wednesday 17th August, and will be a flat, circular 5.5 mile walk along the Caernarfon Foryd, with an optional stop off for a tour of the historic and picturesque Llanfaglan Church on the way. The walk will start at 5:00pm and take approximately 3 hours with breaks. Strollers should meet to register at the Action on Hearing Loss Cymru gazebo, which will be situated on Caernarfon Maes.

The Stroll-athon has been arranged to coincide with the arrival of a small convoy of cyclists - headed by Action on Hearing Loss Director Richard Williams - who will have set off that morning, from Holyhead on Anglesey to complete a gruelling cycle ride along Lon Las Cymru - the Welsh National Cycle route - that will end 256 miles and 5 days later in Cardiff Bay.

The whole event has been organised to mark the centenary of Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) which turned 100 on 9th June this year.

Richard is hoping that the people of Caernarfon will rally around and join in the evening walk.

“The cycle ride is a tough challenge, but if I can raise much needed funds and the general profile of Action on Hearing Loss Cymru and the fantastic work we do for people with hearing loss, then it’s worth a few aching muscles”, said 42 year old dad-of-two Richard.

“I really hope that the people of Caernarfon will turn out for the sponsored walk, and help me raise these funds”, he added.

How you can help

To donate to Richard on his cycle ride and change the lives of people who are deaf, have a hearing loss or tinnitus please visit Richard's Virgin Money 'Just Giving' page (external link, opens in new window). If you would like to donate directly to Action on Hearing Loss please use our online donation form.

Alternatively if you want to join him on all or part of the ride, or take part in the sponsored 'Strollathan', contact Lucy Holmes on 029 20 333034 or lucy.holmes@hearingloss.org.uk.

Contact for media enquiries

Claire Kingston, Communications and Campaigns Manager, Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, Tel 029 20 333034, or Claire.kingston@hearingloss.org.uk

Notes to editors

  1. Action on Hearing Loss is the charity working for a world where hearing loss doesn't limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced – and where people value and look after their hearing.
  2. For further information about Action on Hearing Loss or to become a member, visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk contact the Action on Hearing Loss Information Line on 0808 808 0123 (freephone) or 0808 808 9000 (textphone) or email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk.


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