Gary Rushworth

Walking across Britain for MS

Fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis Society
£9,331
raised of £8,000 target
by 286 supporters
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In memory of Moira Rushworth
Multiple Sclerosis Society

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

Story

2022 is an important year for me, I will, at 65, become an OAP! It will be my late wife Moira’s 60th Birthday and our 35th wedding anniversary. I very much want to achieve something for which she would be proud.

Moira sadly lost her brave fight with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2020. This left a devastating hole in mine and my daughters lives and I want to do everything I can to raise funds and awareness for MS to prevent others from losing loved ones far too soon.

So, considering there may not be many more years of walking left in me, and my desire to mark Moira’s 60th with something truly memorable, I am planning to take on my biggest challenge ever. 

Walking Britain, Side to Side (West Coast to East Coast - Solway Firth to the Firth of Forth), then End to End (Lands End to John O’Groats), and Side to Side again (Solway Firth to North Sea and back to Longtown).

1,800 miles in 100 days!

The Walk will connect all the places of significance in my life with Moira:

The first time we saw each other – in Carlisle 14th April, 1984

Our first date – at Canonbie 17th April, 1984

Our Engagement – on Malham Cove, 21st June 1986

Our Wedding – at Holy Trinity Church Darlington, 19th June 1987

It will finish on the 25th September, Moira’s birthday, in Longtown, her birth place.

The money I raise during my biggest challenge ever will go towards funding MS Octopus project: Advancing clinical trials - giving all MS sufferers the treatment they need.


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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.

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£9,330.02
+ £1,144.00 Gift Aid
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