Lizzie O’Haire, 11, and her mum Kelly from Broadwater will be taking part in local charity Guild Care’s flagship event on Saturday 15th June along with an expected 200 plus people.

Walk for Worthing is a sunset walk (or stride, run or stroll – however you want to move!) along Worthing’s seafront. Those taking part can choose to take a 5k route down to George V Avenue and back or a 10k route down to Goring Gap and back.

Lizzie saw an advert in the local press and asked her mum about what Guild Care does. Asked why she is taking part, Lizzie said, “I’m doing the Walk for Worthing as I really want to help local children. This is the first time I’ve done anything like this outside of school fundraising events. We’re doing the 10k walk and I’m really looking forward to the party afterwards in Steyne Gardens!”

Lizzie in her Walk for Worthing t-shirt

All of the funds raised from the event will be used to keep vital local services going for children and adults dealing with the daily challenge of a disability, loss of independence, or dementia.

Kelly, who is Director of local marketing agency Seaside Creative, said; “Guild Care looked after my Nan in their Caer Gwent care home during the later stages of her dementia and when I told Lizzie about this and all the other services the charity offers to help older people, as well as adults and young children with learning disabilities, she said she wanted to get involved. It would be great if lots more people could sign up with us too, everyone is welcome!”

Lizzie and Kelly in their Walk for Worthing t-shirts

Those wanting to find out more about Walk for Worthing can visit Guild Care’s website: www.guildcare.org/walk