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Phab three's trek to Parliament
6:30am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
A DISABLED volunteer and two friends rolled and walked 40 miles from Leigh to the Houses of Parliament to raise cash for their charity.
Wheelchair bound James Ireland, 21, was joined by fellow volunteers Sophie Alderton, 16, and Alexandra Jay Ullger, 20, on the fundraiser from
Southend Junior Phab based DV8 Studios in Pall Mall, Leigh up to London.
The club for children with and without disabilities has just moved from its base at Connexions behind Leigh Community Centre to DV8 Studios.
Sophie said:” Having recently changed centres we decided that it would be good to raise funds for PHAB to supply new sporting equipment, toys and games that all members could use and would interest everyone.
”We set off at 8am from Leigh and went via our PHAB charity shop in Rayleigh to try and get supporters to ‘dig deep’ and show some support for this great cause.
“We arrived at The Houses of Parliament at 9.30pm . We were extremely exhausted but very happy we made it!”
James said: “I am so grateful to Sophie and Alexandra for agreeing to join me, it makes me so happy to know that through what we have done we have helped to raise some money, no matter how much the final total ends out to be, for our strong, amazing Phab-kids!”
Members enjoy every Wednesday evening a wide range of activities including craft, art, cooking, music, animation, movie making, day trips and annual weekends to Stubbers Outdoor Pursuit Centre.
Funds are still being counted but already total more than £600.
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