Bethphage: Sponsored walk at Walsall Arboretum raises £1000 for two charities

May 6, 2014

Two Walsall charities will benefit from a sponsored walk which took place recently at the town’s Arboretum.

Organised by Bethphage, which provides services for adults with learning disabilities, and Walsall Deaf People’s Centre (WDPC) entrants completed a minimum of one, 1km lap round Hatherton Lake at the Arboretum, up to a maximum of five in total.

Commenting on the sponsored walk, Emma Bishop, service manager at Bethphage, said: “Our target was to raise £1000 and we are very pleased to have achieved that. The 40 people who took part, all of mixed ability, had an enjoyable morning followed by lunch at the deaf centre. The proceeds will be shared equally between Bethphage and WDPC, and used to support the ongoing work we carry out and the support we provide to the people in our respective communities.”

WDPC was established in 1946 and as a charity currently provides services to over 300 registered deaf people in the Walsall area.

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About Bethphage
Established in 1994, Bethphage is a Registered Charity (No. 1046225) which supports adults (18+) with learning disabilities in Birmingham, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Walsall and Wolverhampton. The organisation employs 230 people, which are all trained to a minimum of NVQ level three. It holds Investors in People silver status and is regularly commended for its work by the Care Quality Commission.

For more information about Bethphage, contact:
Emma Bishop, service manager
Tel: 01922 660813
Out of hours: 07703 675086

For more information about Walsall Deaf people’s Centre, contact:
Pauline Beckett, managing director
Tel: 01922 614794