News Thanet Roadrunners AC Provide £700 Charitable Donation for the Kent Association for the B Thanet Roadrunners AC Provide £700 Charitable Donation for the Kent Association for the B

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Report by Ian Lockyer
2013-10-18 22:36:26

Thanet Roadrunners AC Provide £700 Charitable Donation for the Kent Association for the B

Sheila Burley a trustee from the Kent Association of the Blind (KAB) accepted a cheque from Thanet Roadrunners AC for £700, the proceeds of £1 from every entry from the Fosters Law Kent Coastal Marathon and Half Marathon, held in September.  Sheila made a short speech about the work of the Kent based charity and accepted the cheque from Race Director, Debbie Hatt.  
 

Amy Tuhill, ‎Communications and Social Media Co-ordinator at Kent Association for the Blind said, ‘We were delighted to have been involved with the marathon event and so grateful to all concerned for choosing us as the charity to support.  Our volunteers had a great day and enjoyed meeting so many of the organisers and runners’.
 
She added, ‘The donation of £700 is an incredible amount of money and we want to thank everyone who contributed to that amazing total.  The money will be used to continue our work supporting visually impaired people across the region to live independent lives.
 
Debbie Hatt, Race Director for the Thanet Marathon said, ‘Every year the club votes for a local charity to support.  This year we were pleased to choose the Kent Association for the Blind.  The charity does an incredible amount of good for blind and partially-sighted people throughout Kent and we were really pleased to support them’.
 
The Kent Association for the Blind is a major provider of help and support for blind and partially-sighted people throughout Kent, with over 12,000 people using their services. They work with adults, children, people with learning disabilities, people who are deafblind or have other multiple disabilities.
 
As well as emotional support, KAB provides sight impairment registration, assessment of individual needs, advice on benefits and concessions, help with low vision aids, and advice on special equipment and minor adaptations. Training and advice is provided to assist independent living, to help mobility, communication, computer skills, returning to the workplace, and leisure and hobbies. KAB also run courses on cooking and daily living skills, and also produce a free regional news service, Kent Talking News, which is distributed to 1,000 households in Kent. 
 
For more information about KAB please visit our website www.kab.org.uk where you can find details of your local centre. 
 

Related event: Kent Coastal Marathon and Half-Marathon

 

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