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Marilyn meeting Deaf Trekking Walkers!

Zebra Access, Director Marilyn Willrich has been an avid fan and follower of the 2 Deaf Trekking Walk John O’Groats 2 Land’s End since they started on 5th June 2019. She followed their progress via their Facebook page as it is was the first ever record of Deaf people completing the legendary walk. 

Marilyn met up with walkers, 
Mark Hodgson and Daniel Dorney along with their driver Christopher Potts at Indian Queen and again in Truro with Marilyn and friends rewarded them with a good meal both times.

Pictures: Marilyn Willrich with
Mark Hodgson (Left) and Daniel Dorney (Right)

Marilyn along with a huge crowd were there to welcome Mark and Daniel as they completed their momentous trek by touching the famous Land’s End sign post alongside Chris and the red van that followed them for the whole journey. Mark and Daniel with co-driver Chris have completed just over 1,000 miles. 

Picture: Marilyn Willrich and a fan with Chris Potts (Co-Driver)

The aim of the walk was to raise money for Deaf Mental Health services, their target was originally £10,000 but they managed to raise over £56,000 and that figure is continuing to increase.

Zebra Access Director, Marilyn Willrich says: -
“There were over 300 attendances on Sunday 4th August 2019. Following their experiences has been truly overwhelming and powerful on meeting them at Land’s End I presented them each with a Deaffest bag full of goodies. They now have their place in our history and we are so proud of them!”


Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund. Services includes Employment Services, English/Maths tutorials, Advocacy, Community Development, BSL/Deaf Awareness, drop-in sessions dealing with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more. Zebra Access staff and volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers or property.

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