Thorpe fundraiser gets inspiration from deafblind charity for his 10 races in a year

A fundraiser from Thorpe St Andrew has set off on his challenge to raise �1500 for the deaf-blind charity, Sense.

Phil Norman, 36, plans to complete a total of 10 races over the next year for the charity, which aims to help all deafblind people to become fully active members of society.

As part of his motivation, Mr Norman met with deafblind adults living in a Sense supported house in Toftwood, Dereham, which allows its tenants to live as independently as possible.

Meeting with the tenants, Mr Norman learnt about their favourite hobbies and how living in a Sense supported living project has enabled them to enjoy these activities. He said: 'It was great to meet everyone in the house and learn about the activities they enjoy taking part in.

'It's good to know that my challenge is supporting deafblind people to overcome their own daily challenges and to be able to experience the sorts of things that the rest of us take for granted.'

So far Mr Norman has raised �1,250 for Sense, a national charity that has supported and campaigned for children and adults who are deafblind for more than 50 years.

To sponsor Phil visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PhilNormanLondonMarathon2010

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