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Town youngster encourages townsfolk to get involved with fund-raiser
7:30am Friday 7th September 2012 in News
A BROMSGROVE youngster is preparing to take part in a charity walk in a town park in memory of her nan.
Megan Clarke, from Woburn Close, has signed up to take part in the Stroke Association’s Step Out fund-raiser, being held at Sanders Park, off Kidderminster Road.
The 13-year-old says she is looking forward to the challenge, which is being held on Sunday, September 30.
“I want to raise money for the Stroke Association because my nan died from a stroke," she said.
“My granddad also had a stroke about 16 years ago.
“He’s still very much a part of our family, although his left arm is paralysed and he struggles to walk or talk.”
Megan is encouraging others to sign up for the event which takes place between 1-5pm.
Walkers set off at 2pm on a route designed by the charity, but the total distance of the walk is left open for people to set themselves.
Claire Benfield, from Stroke Association, said: “We leave the challenge open so people can make it personal to them.
“Many stroke survivors often want to do something but can have mobility problems following their stroke.
“So entrants can sign up to walk one lap or 100 laps.”
The event will also include a selection of stalls, activities, refreshments, face painting and music.
Registration for the event is just £5 but walkers are encouraged to get sponsorship ahead of the event.
For more details see stroke.org.uk/event/step-out-bromsgrove or call 01527 903903.