Pounding the Streets for Possability People
Running enthusiast Chris Lowe is taking part in the Brighton Half Marathon later this month to help raise money for local charity Possability People.
The charity works with disabled people, older people, young people, anyone with an impairment or long term health condition and their carers.
Chris is connected to the charity via his partner who works for the organisation and was impressed by the range of specialist services they offer: “I have looked from the outside in on the work they do and the positive impact they have for disabled people and their families. The work they do is inspiring. It is a privilege to be asked to run and raise awareness on their behalf.”
How Possability People helps (a case study)
Recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, young mum Sam was refused Personal Independence Payment, the benefit that disabled people and people with long term illness can claim.
She lived in an upstairs flat, which was a real struggle with a young child and a pushchair, as well as dangerous. The Disability Advice Centre helped her to appeal the PIP decision. They won her case for her, so she now receives £139.75 a week to live on. The Advice Centre also helped her to find ground floor council accommodation so she no longer has the dangerous struggles up and down stairs to her first floor flat with a pushchair and small child.
The difference this had made to Sam’s life is enormous.
The Brighton Half Marathon is taking place on Sunday 26 February and Chris has set up a ‘Local Giving’ fundraising page https://localgiving.org/fundraising/possabilitypeople/ for donations.
Note to editor
Possability People is an independent charity based in Brighton, Hove, and across Sussex. It offers a range of services and support for disabled people and people with impairments or long term health conditions. Their specialist services provide information and advice on allowances and benefits, housing, money, debt, assistive equipment, grants, and other local groups and services in East Sussex.
For further information please contact:
Katy McGrory, Communications Officer (Tuesday, Wednesday &Thursday)