Hi everyone, I’m preparing to lace up my boots once again for my latest fundraising challenge in aid of MS research –
and I’d be so grateful if you could support me in my efforts.
Over the years, you’ve helped me to raise thousands of pounds for the MS Society – a cause close to my heart, as my wife Pat has been living with the condition for more than 20 years.
In December 2014, generous supporters enabled me to collect more than £6,000 for MS Society research after I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro. In
June 2016, I took part in the 10in10 – an annual walk which conquers ten peaks in ten hours in the Lake District and which raises money for the charity to spend on research into this debilitating neurological condition.
After collecting almost £1,850 last year, I decided to undertake the challenge for a second time and on 24th June will be embarking on the walk once more with the aim of raising a further £2,000. But this time I hope to ‘fell run’ most of the 16-mile distance.
One of the main goals in MS research currently is to encourage repair of the damage to the myelin surrounding the nerve cell, hopefully restoring function to the nerve and protecting it from damage.
There are no treatments yet but research is making great strides all
the time and is looking promising. The hope that one day there may be a treatment for this disease is what really spurs me on to continue fundraising.
A total of £250,000 has been raised for research by the 10in10 challenge since it began in 2011 – created by Yvonne Booth in response to her husband Duncan’s diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010, at the age of 39.
I’ll be joining many others for the 16-mile event on 24th June, which starts at Newlands Valley near Keswick and takes in Causey Pike, Sail, Crag Hill, Wandope, Whiteless Pike, High Snockrigg,
Robinson, Dale Head, High Spy, and Maiden Moor.
If you could support me once again and help us move a step forward towards finding treatments for MS, I would be so very grateful. Thank you.
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