Feb 6 2014 by Rebecca Koncienzcy, Ormskirk Advertiser
HUNDREDS of people will “walk for those who can’t” to raise funds for a disability charity.
The Legacy Rainbow House in Mawdsley will be holding its major fundraising event, the Rainbow Ramble, on Saturday, April 5.
The 6th annual walk was organised by Sonia Harris, who says that its main aim is to raise the profile of the charity.
She said: “I started the walk because I wanted to challenge myself and walk for those who can’t.
“We want to raise money but also raise the profile, because it is such a special service that we provide.
“And no matter what the funds, we will never say no to a family.”
Rainbow House was set up in 2001 by Joanne Mawdsley, who has two sons with severe disabilities.
At the charity they help to “put the ability back into disability”, Sonia said: “We work with around 200 children a week and we help give them the life skills that we take for granted.
“That might be being able to lift your head up off the floor or a 15-year-old taking their first step.
“We work with the child and challenge them so that they can be as independent as possible.”
She added: “There is a five-mile, an 11-mile and an 18-mile route and all are accessible to wheelchairs and prams.
“When you sign up you get a T-shirt and you will receive a goodie bag at the end of the walk.”
More 350 participants are expected and there are plans to invite other community groups to take part and raise money for their charities.
The walk is £15 for adults and £5 for children. For more information, visit www.thelegacy- rainbowhouse.com