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10K Walk For Pain Support

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La Fregate Cafe

Sun, 23rd Jun, 2019, 14:30 - 17:00

CAN you walk for ten minutes? How about ten metres? Or ten kilometres?  For some people who suffer from persistent pain, a ten-minute walk can be a major triumph, and ten kilometres an impossibility. So on Sunday 23 June, Islanders are invited to walk 10K for Pain Support Jersey, to highlight the fact that one person's easy walk could be many steps too far for others. The charity supports Islanders who suffer from a variety of conditions which give them persistent pain, restricting their mobility and stamina. Some members will be joining in for short distances and others will be along the route, supporting walkers and telling people about the charity and its life-changing work. The work of the charity is life-enhancing for many but needs funding so please help us to raise as much as possible. Pain Support Jersey raises money through various small events, and did receive start-up grants from the Association of Jersey Charities. But this walk is the biggest fundraiser so far and needs to give PSJ a major boost so that it can continue helping Islanders who suffer from persistent pain. The charity obviously wants fundraisers to have fun as well, walking with their friends, families and even their dogs on a Sunday afternoon along Jersey's beautiful coast. The event starts at 2.30 at La Fregate at West Park and takes walkers along the seafront to St Aubin's and back to the start.  The charity had planned the 10K walk in March but the stormy weather had other ideas and the event was postponed. So fingers crossed for clear blue skies on 23 June. The charity has grown slowly from its formation in 2010, when it was called SMILE. It holds indoor and outdoor gentle exercise and mindfulness sessions every week, run by physiotherapists from the Pain Management Centre, and organises talks from speakers on many subjects. For people with persistent pain, life can become isolated as jobs are lost and self confidence takes a plunge, so the social side of the group is also vital, providing friendship and understanding. More information about the charity can be found on:  Website: www.painsupportjersey.com Facebook: painsupportjerseycharity There is a fundraising page for the walk on Wonderful.org

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