Rise to challenge of park fundraiser

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DEAFBLIND Scotland will hold a ‘Just Try It’ challenge at Strathclyde Park on Saturday.

Participants will be able to experience world as a deafblind person by donning a blindfold and earmuffs to deaden their senses while undertaking a 10k course around the park with the help of a guide to keep them safe.

The event is organised by the charity in a bid to raise money and awareness of their work with dual sensory impaired adults.

Drena O’Malley, Deafblind Scotland’s resources manager, said: “This is an event for everyone and a fun day out too, so help spread the word, bring your friends and family and get sponsored per minute or for every mile you manage to keep the blindfold and earmuffs on.”

The event is open to adults and children, who must be accompanied by a parent, and costs £20 per pair to enter.

The challenge starts at 1.30pm. Participants can also sign up on the day at the Piper Alpha memorial in the park, before 1.15pm.