Dolphin Guide making change happen!

20th Aug, 2009

Dolphin North Sales Coordinator, Ken Bridge, recently participated in a very special event organised by the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind.

Johnny Gardener, who has Retinitis Pigmentosa and is registered blind, set himself a goal to climb 'The Old Man of Coniston', an 803 metre-high mountain located by the small village of Coniston in the Lake District. Johnny works part time in the Talking News Department, a division of the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, and as well as taking on this challenge he thought he would use the opportunity to raise funds for the talking news service.

 

A photo of Johnny Gardener and Keith Dobson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo shows Keith Dobson, team member, guiding Johnny Gardener on the last few metres of the walk.

 

 

The event took place on 8 August and proved to be a huge success as Johnny, with 13 other team members, managed to climb The Old Man of Coniston and raise a staggering 500. Ken Bridge, an experienced fell runner, was one of the team that helped guide Johnny to the top and personally guided Johnny most of the way back down again.

To contribute to this fantastic cause, Dolphin has decided to donate 3 free copies of Dolphin Guide software to the Society! This great news was announced to Johnny when he reached the top of the hill. What a fantastic end to a great day!

A photo of Johnny Gardener and Ken Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo shows Johnny Gardener (left) with Ken Bridge at the top of the 'Old Man Coniston' hill.