10.07.12 -Visually impaired breakdancer to lead Ynys Angharad Park charity walk for RNIB Cymru
Husband and wife, Carl and Amanda Smith from Gelli, welcomed many local families as they joined them for their walk which started at 11am from the Bridge entrance on Saturday 7th July.
They circled the park twice, a distance of about 2km and approximately forty people taking part.
Leading the walk was their son Connor, aged 12, who was diagnosed with Astigmatism and Nystagmus when he was only 12 months old. He was also joined by his sisters, Poppy aged 8 and Shawny aged 20.
Connor has not let his eye condition get in his way and has a passion for breakdancing, recently performing with his dance breakdance group 'Elemental Force' before an audience of 400 people at the Park & Dare in Treorchy. He has also played soccer for the Swansea visually impaired football team.
Carl Smith, who works for SWALEC said: “We wanted to organise a fundraising event and thought what better than to organise a family event in support of RNIB Cymru, which is a charity close to our hearts given Connor’s visual impairment. They support people in Rhondda Cynon Taf and we want to help them.”
Ceri Jackson, Acting Director of RNIB Cymru said: “We are honoured that the Smith family got together with members of the community to raise funds for our work. Connor is a great young role model an inspiration for people who have sight loss and we wish the family all the best for their walk.”
People who would like to donate are invited to visit the event’s site: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/amandasmith