November 3, 2010
Huw raises £3,000 for Highbridge charity during Peruvian
walker Huw Grove is feeling on top of the world after raising
nearly £3,000 for Highbridge-based charity by walking Perus
Huw, pictured, has just returned from his trek to the long-hidden
ancient city of Machu Picchu, to raise money for the National
Blind Childrens Society which
is based in Highbridge's Market Street.
Huw's seven-year-old son, Harrison, is registered blind with
congenital nystagmus and has received help from NBCS which is
why his father wanted to do the walk.
Huw told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Harrison copes extremely well
many people would not even recognise that he has a visual
impairment, let alone to the extent that he is registered blind.
There are many like Harrison who have needs which go unrecognised
by the general public, but that doesnt make their need any
"That is what made us choose NBCS, which offers a wide range
of support to children and young people whose needs are often
overlooked and who strive to live a normal life."
"Harrison is an achieving student, and is very capable,
but does so in a mainstream school only through the use of visually
enhancing technology and support. Supporting NBCS is one way we
can ensure that other children realise their potential to the
extent we feel Harrison is able to realise his."
Huw and his wife Jackie run the Learning Grove, a leadership
and management training company which has supported charities
since being set up in 1995. Huw is now offering a free days
consultancy to any company that match-funds sponsorship of his
trek. Huw aims to raise at least £8,000 for NBCS.
NBCS Chief Executive Carolyn Fullard said: "We are hugely
grateful to Huw and his family. With the help of supporters like
him we have already changed the lives of more than 5,000 families
of children and young people with visual impairment, but there
is so much more we could do if we had the funds."
Huw Grove is pictured successfully completing his trek to
the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru