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Claire Pedrick

Letchworth Walks to D'Feet MND

Walking Letchworth Greenway over and over again for Motor Neurone Disease Association because we're standing with our friends with MND

98 %
raised of £60,000 target
by 802 supporters

Motor Neurone Disease Association

We fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND

Charity Registration No. 294354


We aren’t stopping walking and we won't stop fundraising - so please sponsor us. The first £50k was lots of people giving a bit. Our GRAND TOTAL IS IN THE TEAM PAGE. Thank you for sponsoring one of us - please leave their name in the comments. The total on this page includes all the extra fundraising being done by loads of amazing people and of course the money that our half marathon dogs get by walking almost every month with us. It includes our total with estimated Gift Aid . Get the full story by logging in to Just Giving on a computer.

Annual walk 2020 Saturday 25th April. Meet on the green by The Fox in Willian. Registration opens 8.30. Leave at 9. 13.6 miles. Get sponsors here or simply make a donation yourself. We suggest £10. Refreshments on the way. Register your interest with Stopping Radwell Meadow and Standalone Farm.

The story so far: Pete and John, were diagnosed with MND in summer 2016.  We decided to stand with them, and others with MND,  by walking the Letchworth Greenway - a 13.6 mile circuit - every month for a year. We are gathering other families who are also affected. 

In January we hoped that at least 8 people would join Claire & Margaret on each half marathon walk.  If we all raised £100 minimum sponsorship for each walk, we would hit our £12000 target!  We raised £50000 in 50 weeks - a couple of days after Walk 12. 

More than 2800 people in the UK have died from MND since we began walking, including our friends. There is no cure.  The money raised is for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).  The first £20000 was for research.  All new money is split equally between research and the amazing work of their North and East Herts Branch. 

February 2017 (10 walkers) ... March (19) ... April (58 including 3 babies AND ALSO 4 dogs plus the 59th walker who did the distance in New Zealand! Total so far £11K) ... May (2 - bonus bank holiday fun)...  Cake Sale raised £384. We are now close to £17K

May (25 and 8 dogs - one of those was a walker and a dog! We have passed £18k!)... June (31 year old who went all the way. And two dogs. 19 weeks. We have passed £20k!) ... July (38, 3 dogs and a drone! See the Facebook page Letchworth Walks to D'Feet MND for the pictures.  We have passed £24k!) ... August (37, 4 dogs and Big Bear.  We have passed £26k)... September (26  and 3 dogs. Broke our oldest walker record - we now span 5 months to 80 years!) ... Gala Film Night at the Broadway Cinema: Still Alice raised £800 - we have passed £29k 138 people have walked so far - some have walked all 8!... 
Pete sadly died on September 19th. So far his memorial fund has raised £1350 Our total passed £30000 the day before we celebrated his life. And we will continue to walk in his memory. #longhaul

October (32 and 8 bikes  We have passed £31000 and Jean gets people to celebrate her birthday by donating to us) ... Ann & Andrew Walk to D’Feet on the Camino and our total passes £32000. The back up team head to Santiago, Spain to cheer them in! ...  Meredith runs the Washington DC marathon and our total passes £33000 ... Jeanette Collins runs the Snowdonia Marathon for us 

November (33 and 3 dogs. We pass £35500)... December (25  and 4 dogs including a snow person, an elf, Mother and Father Christmas, TWO Christmas trees walking, a shepherd and a sheep.  We have passed £36500)... January 2018 (73 including an 8 week old baby and 6 dogs plus a great after party and a presentation of the Points of Light award. PLUS live link to 5 extra walkers up Table Mountain - Our total passes £46000).

January 10th 2018 - 50 weeks since the idea was born.  We pass £50000.

2018 Annual Walk - 86 walkers and a sunny day - our team total passes £56000 and we had 7 different families affected by MND with us.

Morecambe Bay Walk to D’feet June 2018
Thames Bridges September 2018 7 walkers
Walk for Neil January 2019 62 walkers.

John Gray died in February 2019

2019 Annual Walk - 70 walkers - over £2100 raised this week

The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to improve care and support for people affected by MND . Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and secure. We know they take a little cut - but believe us it saves us and MNDA HOURS!! With JustGiving your details are safe - they'll never sell them or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the MND Association. Thank you!

Claire, Margaret, Jeannette and Mike


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