* Nigel Redfern.
An IT manager will embark on his tenth annual charity walk on April 6 to help a college that has been providing vocational training for young people with disabilities since 1927.
Nigel Redfern, who works across the Llangollen, Oswestry and Wrexham offices of law firm GHP Legal, has taken part in The Derwen College annual sponsored ten mile walk every year since visiting the garden centre there with his family in 2004 and seeing the dedication of college staff to improving the students’ quality of life.
Over the last 40 years the college, which is near Oswestry, has substantially extended the range of services it provides to meet the needs of its students who have learning difficulties and other disabilities. The annual sponsored walk is just one way of raising the money to do this.
Appealing to colleagues, family and friends for sponsorship, Nigel, said: “Derwen College does a fantastic job in nurturing, developing and challenging the youngsters who go there, in order to improve their life skills and help them get jobs and live independently.
"I feel proud to be able to help them in this small way and I would encourage other local people to do help as well, perhaps even consider taking part in the walk themselves.
“Anyone wishing to pledge sponsorship for my walk can do so by emailing their name, address, postcode and the amount they are sponsoring, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless people tell me otherwise I will claim gift aid on the amounts sponsored and collect the monies in after the event.”