Walk for Wards 2019 took place at Glynde Place on the 18th May. Over 200 NHS staff, patients, families, people from the community and even many dogs and one pony took part to show their support for Heads On, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trusts’ Charity, supporting mental health and learning disability services throughout Sussex.
Over £9000 has already been raised and will support NHS mental health and learning disability services, dogs even took part in Woof for Wards to raise money for causes that matter to them. Like Lola the Jack Russell whose funds will go towards a new sensory room for the Childrens and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/San-allen Many of the pooches on the day are pet therapy dogs that support patients and service users in hospital as they recover from mental illnesses.
Fifi the 2 year old miniature Shetland Pony also trotted the 5km route– she’s a regular visitor to the Trust’s Meadowfield Hospital in Worthing.
It was a lovely sunny day on the beautiful Glynde Place and participant took part in either a 5k or 10k walk or run and were rewarding with a coffee and cake at the end.
Felicity Louden, from Heads On, said: “Walk for Wards is such a special event, bringing together people (and animals!) from all walks of life to support local mental health and learning disability services. Many teams take part together and people bring along the whole family to show their support, it’s a really uplifting event and we are so grateful to everyone who got involved this year."