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Stacey braves Great Orme Walk to support the arts

Performing arts enthusiast, Stacey, has successfully completed her challenge to walk Llandudno’s historical Great Orme trail to raise money for her amateur dramatics group back in Runcorn.

Stacey, who lives at Sanctuary Supported Living’s Halton Road, which provides support for adults with a range of learning disabilities, was keen to raise much-needed funds for her local theatre group and registered charity, Victoria Music Ltd.

Based at St Michael’s Church Hall in Runcorn, the charity, which works in partnership with the National Lottery, aims to promote access to the arts for all, irrespective of age, ability, or means to pay.

With support from staff, Stacey chose to plan a route in Llandudno, North Wales, where she frequents on holiday with fellow Halton Road residents. To make her mark on Great Orme, Stacey changed into fancy dress part way through her hike and finished the walk as Harry Potter’s Dobby.

Sponsored by staff and residents at Halton Road, as well as friends from her drama group, she raised over £320 for Victoria Music Ltd, who gifted her with a certificate of appreciation and medal for her efforts.

Stacey said: “The fundraiser was phenomenal and something I will definitely do again. I am always happy to help.”

Project Worker, Emma Simpson, said: “Stacey is really passionate about her drama group and finds so much joy in performing and spending time with other likeminded people. 

“A number of residents came along for support and met Stacey at the top of Great Orme, showering her with praise and party poppers as she approached. Together, we all walked down the hill and celebrated on the pier with a lovely fish and chip supper.”

Rob Littler, Group Leader at Victoria Music Ltd, said: “We were thrilled to award Stacey with a medal and a certificate for her outstanding support for the charity. She raised so much money and we’re all extremely proud and grateful to her for her efforts!”

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