Charity supporters’ seaside stroll success

The charity walk from Eastney to Clarence Pier, Southsea.'''Picture: Allan Hutchings.
The charity walk from Eastney to Clarence Pier, Southsea.'''Picture: Allan Hutchings.

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Charity supporters are counting the cash after a seafront walk at Southsea.

Generous members of the public were stopped in their tracks as the group trekked from Eastney Swimming Pool to Clarence Pier.

They were raising money in aid of Chaos Support, a day centre where young people with learning disabilities can go to learn, have fun with their friends and try their hands at the world of work.

They need new communication equipment, including iPads.

So 70 people took part in the sponsored walk and along the way they managed to collect almost £500.

Anita Usai, one of the founders of the organisation, based in Leigh Road, Havant, said: ‘It went really well.

‘There’s still some money coming in but it’s around £400 to £500.

‘The walk took about an hour and a half which I think was pretty good considering we had a lot of people in wheelchairs.’

Mrs Usai added: ‘We’re developing our own template for communication based on our assessment tools of the young people.

‘We’ve created what we call a cPad, which looks exactly like an iPad but it’s actually a small smart board where the young people can put pictures of their friends, family and Chaos.

‘We also needed some 
money to buy an iPad and programmes.’

Go to chaossupport.co.uk.