Alicia Wright 8MSS

Mr Williams was delighted to receive this news about Alicia Wright in Year 8 this week. Her mum writes:

“Alicia has recently been informed that she has reached the final stage in the North West Charity Awards process as a Young Charity Ambassador of the Year finalist. As a finalist she shall be attending the Midland Hotel on 11th October for the awards dinner.

Alicia is partially sighted in one eye and raises money for Henshaws.

The year before last Alicia walked from Blackpool to Manchester, 60 miles in 3 days, blind folded.

Last year Alicia walked from Wembley Stadium to Manchester United Football Club (180 miles), in 10 days, again blind folded all the way with myself and other family members leading her. She has raised over £12,000 in sponsorship.

The money was raised for Henshaws which is a local North West charity for the blind and partially sighted, hence the reason why she was blind folded. She was in all local newspapers, radio stations along her journey and on North West Tonight. If you would like to see any of the articles, then please search on the internet for “alicia wright blind fold walk” and many articles will pop up.

It goes without saying that we are immensely proud of her achievements, it was a hard long slog, walking approximately 8 hours a day, with her only taking her blind fold off when we stopped for a break. We were unaware that Henshaws had nominated her for the award until we were contacted to invite her as a finalist to the awards ceremony.”

This is an absolutely amazing achievement and shows what a fantastic girl Alicia is. We look forward to hearing how she gets on at the finals on 11th October and to hearing about her next venture.