1000 Mile Fundraising Walk

Hugh O’Neill has completed a 1000-mile virtual walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Cabrini House in Orpington

Hugh O’Neill was inspired to do the 1000-mile fundraising walk for the charity Diagrama when he heard that Cabrini House, their home for adults with learning disabilities was fundraising to create a sensory room.

In November, Hugh O’Neill, who runs corporate product branding company Recognition Express, walked the last mile of his 1000 mile walk up to Cabrini House in Orpington to meet the residents and staff who will benefit from his challenge.

Hugh O’Neill, said, “As well as raising £3,360 I have lost over three stones since I began my  walking challenge  at the beginning of the year. When I got to 999 miles, I knew that my final mile would be the most important, as I would be walking to Cabrini House to meet the residents and staff who will benefit from the money I have raised during the walk. It has been a fabulous year and I am overwhelmed by how generous people have been.”

Cabrini’s initial plans to build and equip a sensory room have now been upscaled. and they can now incorporate their very own sensory garden. They received a very generous donation of £4,000 from the Rolt family, whose brother Chris, lives at Cabrini. This gave Diagrama the funding they needed to complete the sensory room and the money raised from Hugh’s walk will allow the charity to buy upgraded sensory equipment and fund the additional plans of the sensory garden.

Claire Morlham, Manager at Cabrini House, said, “We are over the moon that we have received so much support for our sensory room fundraising campaign. The Rolt family donation and the fundraising walk from Hugh O’Neill has allowed us to plan so much more than we could ever have hoped to enrich the lives of our residents.”

To find out more about Cabrini House visit www.cabrinihouse.diagramafoundation.org.uk

About The Diagrama Foundation

Diagrama is a charity which supports vulnerable people through residential care, adoption and fostering across the southeast of England.  The foundation has three small care homes for adults with learning disabilities, a 48-bed care home for elderly with nursing and dementia needs, three homes for vulnerable young people and a Supported Living Service.

Many vulnerable people live a joyless existence without hope and without a true identity or understanding of what is possible to achieve in life.

Diagrama know that when someone has time and belief invested in them they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.

By making the effort to discover the real individual within you can build trust and unlock their hidden potential, igniting a renewed sense of hope and ambition for their life otherwise lost.

Diagrama’s dedicated team provides person-centred, solution-focused services for vulnerable children and adults, because everyone deserves the chance to live their best possible life.