5-Day Relay Ramble Challenge
DeafCOG's 5-day Relay Ramble Challenge in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and Kent came to a successful end on Wednesday, 4th October 2017 with money raised for the Deaf Community.
As part of our Big Lottery Fund, Community Connect Project, we wanted to connect in all areas of Brighton & Hove and East Sussex. We know that in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are often isolated, living in a hearing world that they struggle to access and be understood.
Connecting people is what our project and our mission is all about. Improving life opportunities, health and well-being of Deaf people by reducing inequality and improving access.
Due to popular demand we will have another relay ramble challenge in the new year. Having 'joined up' individuals will make our community stronger. It will help us publicise our work, raise awareness of the challenges Deaf people face both nationally and in a local context, get fit, socialise, all while raising money to support the valuable work we do. Relay rambling is a fantastic opportunity for the Deaf people to socialise in a refreshing environment including pubs which works a treat!!
Our gratitude for the successful relay ramble challenge goes to Roger Bolton for his meticulous route planning and making the relay ramble a very enjoyable experience for all the ramblers (and dogs) who took part.
Our Community Connect project leader, Sophie Hirshman was instrumental in making sure that the relay ramble was a success and we could not have done it without her help. It was greatly appreciated by all at DeafCOG and the ramblers too!
Kim Wyer who is responsible for the PA Community Service in conjunction with Action Deafness ensured that films and photos were taken to make it a memorable occasion for the ramblers and the Deaf community.
And finally - the sponsors! A massive thank you to the sponsors who have donated for good cause. Every penny will make a difference for those relying on our PA Community Service. We want to make a difference for them because they are worth it!
The videos below shows all the 5 routes taken - take the time to watch each video and enjoy the silliness and giggles from the ramblers and dogs too!
South Down National Park - Saturday, 30 September 2017
The Long Man of Wilmington - Sunday, 1 October 2017
Buxted Park - Monday, 2 October 2017
Wadhurst - Bewl Water - Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Northiam - Ewhurst Green - Wednedsay, 4 October 2017
We also have a Photo Gallery of the relay ramble.