Jeni to walk backwards from Sandown to Shanklin for Independent Arts

Jeni Saunders will attempt to walk from Sandown to Shanklin backwards to raise money for Island charity

Thanks to Caroline for details of this upcoming novel sponsored walk. Ed

A member of the staff team from Independent Arts is undertaking a sponsored walking event to raise funds for the charity in its 25th year.

Jeni Saunders, Workshops Coordinator at Independent Arts, will be walking from Autumn House in Sandown to Springfield Nursing Home in Shanklin on Saturday 27 October. Both of these residential homes work with Independent Arts to deliver creative arts activities to their clients.

Supporting Independent Arts
Independent Arts is a small local charity, based on the Isle of Wight which has been established for 25 years, working with a variety of people from disadvantaged backgrounds across the island, particularly the elderly, those with learning difficulties and the disabled.

Independent Arts delivers creative workshops across the Isle of Wight, featuring a range of art forms including arts and crafts, movement, music and reminiscence.

Reflecting therapeutic therapies
Reminiscence is a well-recognised form of memory therapy, where people discuss the past, with the aid of objects and photographs. In a similar way to people looking back at the past, Jeni will reflect this valuable therapeutic activity by walking backwards.

It has also been a time of reflection for Independent Arts, as the charity has been celebrating its Silver Anniversary in 2012.

Sandown to Shanklin – backwards
The route Jeni will undertake is 4.165 kilometres (2.6miles) in length. Starting at Autumn House, Jeni will walk down the hill to Sandown Esplanade and along the seafront through to Shanklin, and then up to Springfield Nursing Home.

The funds raised through Jeni’s sponsored walk will go into the Silver Appeal, a fund set up by Independent Arts to hold all monies raised by the charity in 2012. Ultimately, Independent Arts aims to use these funds to develop further creative opportunities for vulnerable people.

Image: Ron Saunders 47 under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, 17th October, 2012 11:30am

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