1000 Mile Fundraising Walk by Cabrini Residents

25 Aug 2022
Residents at Diagrama Cabrini House celebrate fundraising for a sensory room

Hugh O’Neill has completed a 1000-mile virtual walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Cabrini House in Orpington.

Hugh O’Neill was inspired to do the 1000-mile fundraising walk for the charity Diagrama when he heard that Cabrini House, their home for adults with learning disabilities was fundraising to create a sensory room.

In November, Hugh O’Neill, who runs corporate product branding company Recognition Express, walked the last mile of his 1000 mile walk up to Cabrini House in Orpington to meet the residents and staff who will benefit from his challenge.

Hugh O’Neill, said, “As well as raising £3,360 I have lost over three stones since I began my walking challenge at the beginning of the year. When I got to 999 miles, I knew that my final mile would be the most important, as I would be walking to Cabrini House to meet the residents and staff who will benefit from the money I have raised during the walk. It has been a fabulous year and I am overwhelmed by how generous people have been.”

Cabrini’s initial plans to build and equip a sensory room have now been upscaled. and they can now incorporate their very own sensory garden. They received a very generous donation of £4,000 from the Rolt family, whose brother Chris, lives at Cabrini. This gave Diagrama the funding they needed to complete the sensory room and the money raised from Hugh’s walk will allow the charity to buy upgraded sensory equipment and fund the additional plans of the sensory garden.

Claire Morlham, Manager at Cabrini House, said, “We are over the moon that we have received so much support for our sensory room fundraising campaign. The Rolt family donation and the fundraising walk from Hugh O’Neill has allowed us to plan so much more than we could ever have hoped to enrich the lives of our residents.”

To find out more about Cabrini House visit, www.cabrinihouse.diagramafoundation.org.uk