Supporters of Nystagmus Network are being encouraged to organise a Wobbly Wednesday walkaround on or around Wednesday 4 November to celebrate the charity’s annual awareness day. NN is leading the campaign to highlight the complex eye condition nystagmus, which affects around 1 in 1,000 people.
A Wobbly Wednesday walkaround works on the principle that ten people walking one mile can raise more awareness than one person walking ten miles. The idea which is new for this year’s Wobbly Wednesday, is easy to organise and needs no special equipment. All you need is a space big enough to walk around. NN is suggesting that Wobbly Wednesday walkarounds take place between Saturday 31st October and Friday 6th November to maximise awareness.
Richard Wilson, Chairman, Nystagmus Network said: “I love the simplicity of this idea. Taking part in a Wobbly Wednesday walkaround is a great way to raise awareness of nystagmus and have some fun with a group of friends at school, work or at home with your family. How far people walk is not important it’s spreading the wobbly word that counts.”
Anyone can take part in a Wobbly Wednesday walkaround: at school walk around the playground, at work walk around the carpark, in town walk around the park or in the country walk around the field. A wheely walkaround might be an option for mums with pushchairs, people in wheelchairs or cyclists and skaters. For an extra wobbly walkaround add some jelly and ice cream at the end.
To take part simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your Wobbly Wednesday walkaround. There is a Facebook group especially for Wobbly Wednesday supporters https://www.facebook.com/groups/WobblyWednesday/, and a page on the NN Website http://www.nystagmusnet.org/cms/index.php/about-us/wobbly-wednesday. In previous years supporters have embrace the jelly theme on Wobbly Wednesday in a variety of fun ways including selling jelly pots at break time, throwing jelly at teachers and making jelly laced with vodka.
NN is the UK’s leading charity for nystagmus it provides support and information as well as encouraging and funding research and raising awareness of the condition. For more information about Nystagmus Network, contact John Sanders, Information and development manager, email: email@example.com Tel: 029 2045 4242. Helpline: 0845 634 2630, firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://www.nystagmusnet.org