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£485raised of £500 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £485 to To raise funds towards Martins stem-cell treatment to stop the progress of Multiple Sclerosis not available in the UK

    Funded on Thursday, 28th September 2017

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    I met Martin 17 years ago on the Badminton Courts - he was like a dynamo, full of energy and hardly ever lost a game. A few years later he become unwell - numb fingers and toes, no energy and to cut a long story short he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis - this has had a devastating effect on Martin his wife Jo and their 4 children. Three years ago Martin lost the use of his legs and became wheelchair bound and reliant on carers as Jo still has to work to support the family. This year Martin heard about BBC correspondent Caroline Wyatt who had flown out to Mexico for pioneering stem cell treatment which has transformed her life - after alot of thought Martin decided he would have to try it for himself (as his only hope of stopping his MS) the cost of this treatment doesnt come cheap - £60,000.00 (& is not available in the UK) so after re-mortgaging his house his friends have set about fundraising with quizzes, fashion shows etc. Those of you who know me appreciate my love of sport and exercise so myself and friend Strawbs have entered 'The South Coast Challenge' on 27th August 2017 which is 100 k walk (or 62 miles !!) in a day - it'll be tough to say the least and I will probably need to borrow Martins wheelchair at the end. I'll do my best to complete and would really appreciate any sponsors, thankyou.



    • Michelle Bowgen1 year ago
      Michelle Bowgen

      Michelle Bowgen

      1 year ago

      Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored me - my page is now closed. You kindly helped me raise over £700 for Martin Mannings on-going stem cell treatment which is amazing - I would still rather have 10 babies in sucession than walk another 100 K but then you never know...........

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    • Michelle Bowgen2 years ago
      Michelle Bowgen

      Michelle Bowgen

      2 years ago

      Thank you so much for Sponsors so far - its very kind of you, have had a couple of long training walks so far with two very good friends (its quite a big ask and not my usual 'shall we meet for lunch' instead 'fancy a 15 mile walk') and tomorrow will do my biggest yet, then time for me to eat loads of pasta and drinks loads of procesco as I am sure I saw that on a training Ap somewhere.

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    • Michelle Bowgen2 years ago
      Michelle Bowgen

      Michelle Bowgen

      2 years ago

      Thank you so much for sponsoring me - its really kind and I do appreciate it, now I really must do more walking than just 'walking to work' and 'walking my dog' !!

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    Page last updated on: 9/27/2017 21.14



    • Ruth Green

      Ruth Green

      Sep 4, 2017

      Well done Michelle, I new you could do it.xx

    • alison mann

      alison mann

      Aug 31, 2017

      Well done, sorry this is a belated donation but hope all went well! See you back in diss next week. Alison Mann. X


    • k Trevarthen

      k Trevarthen

      Aug 31, 2017

      Well done Michelle fantastic achievement x


    • Philip Salter

      Philip Salter

      Aug 30, 2017


    • Julie Futter

      Julie Futter

      Aug 23, 2017

      All the best Shelly, I know you can do this. Will be thinking of you and Jackie, good luck xxx

    • Anonymous


      Aug 17, 2017

      Good luck Michelle you can do it! Lol Sarah & Co xx

    • Clare Pegg

      Clare Pegg

      Aug 13, 2017

      Good luck Michelle....I know you will do it....will be thinking of you especially when it gets dark. Love The Peggs X X

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