Brighton hip hop legend joined sponsored walk for disabled people
Brighton hip hop legend, Professor Elemental, joined a team from disabled people’s charity, Possability People in a sponsored 10k walk to raise funds for the charity’s Advice Centre.
The walk, part of the Brighton Legal Walk, took place on Wednesday evening. Staff and trustees, some of whom are disabled, set out from The Law Courts and walked to Hove Town Hall via Kemptown and the seafront.
Last year, the Possability People’s Advice Centre dealt with over 4000 enquiries. This year, it has seen its demand for services soar with an increase of over 50%. Many calls are about the high cost of living, which disproportionately affects disabled because they are often at home more and therefore use more energy. Lots of people the Advice Centre see don’t have access to the internet or digital services and lose out on discounts or deals available this way.
Professor Elemental says:
“Possability People is a splendid charity that make a big difference to thousands of people every year. When their own staff and trustees are taking on this challenge, how could I not join them?
“It would be absolutely remiss of me not to ask people to make a small donation to their virtual collection bucket too, which will be available for a few more weeks”.
Geraldine Des Moulins, Possability People’s Chief Executive said:
“Disabled people had a very tough time during the pandemic when many support services were reduced or stopped. It’s not much better in this post pandemic world and our service users tell us they are struggling to stay well, with hospital procedures delayed and GP appointments harder to get. The cost of living crisis and the struggle to get medical evidence needed to support benefit claims adds up to a pretty stark situation for too many people in the city.
“I’m very proud of the work Possability People’s teams do and it’s a pleasure to join them in this walk. And we really appreciate Professor Elemental’s support; it makes a world of difference to feel valued”.
Money raised from the walk will directly support the Advice Centre’s work, which can be offered both remotely and by appointment. If you need information or advice, they can be contacted on 01273 894050 or by email email@example.com
Donations can be made via: Possability People’s Legal Walk Fundraising Page