Stephen Kemish

My mate has MS, it does not have him - 100km Ultra Marathon

Fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis Society
£1,947
raised of £1,000 target
by 67 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Event: Thames Path Challenge - Ultra 2021, from 11 September 2021 to 12 September 2021
Participants: John Clapton
Multiple Sclerosis Society

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RCN 1139257
We are the MS Society. We are strong enough to stop MS together.

Story

Imagine being a parent to a young child, husband and just 42 years old when you're told you have an incurable disease that will stay with you (as a nasty little sh1t of a disease) for the rest of your life?

That's what my best friend, John, was told. That was 5 years ago.

Recently he told me he wants to walk/run 100KM in one go (Via the Thames Path Challenge) to raise funds and awareness for the MS Society. 

That's 62 miles! Or a good deal over 2 marathons - all in one go.

So I'm taking on that same challenge alongside him. We fight that unwelcome guest as a team.

But we need your help and support. Please sponsor us if you can. We know times have been really tough for people but just a few pounds will not only help the vital work the MS Society do, but it will also tell us you're with us - you're part of our team.

I have previous here! Nearly 6 years ago my sister and I walked from London to Brighton for charity, so I know how hard this challenge is (that one left me on crutches nursing damaged ligaments as well as shin splints)

I swore I would never do anything like that ever again. But here I am. Again. There is no way John is doing this alone (he'll probably get lost!) So back us however you can.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition, meaning it affects your nerves. MS happens when your immune system attacks your nerves by mistake. It damages nerves in your brain and spinal cord.

We don't yet know how to cure it, at best we can help sufferers like John live with the it.

You can see John's story and his progress on how own Justgiving page too...

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/john-clapton1


About the charity

Multiple Sclerosis Society

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RCN 1139257
Over 150,000 of us in the UK have MS. It’s unpredictable and different for everyone. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re the MS Society. We understand what life’s like with MS. We're here for you through the highs, lows and everything in between. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,946.47
+ £276.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,946.47
Offline donations
£0.00

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