Myself and four friends are going to walk from Sheffield to Lille.
The aim of the walk is to try and raise money for the MS society. The reason behind this decision was inspired by my father-in-law; he was recently diagnosed with MS and after only a few years he struggles with his mobility and coming to face with this first-hand really makes it hit home how difficult this can be for families affected by the disease.
This is the plan. Myself, Scott Johnston, Lewis Skinner, Chris Mayer and Nick Crookes will attempt to walk from Sheffield to Hull, then hop on the ferry to Zeebruge, arrive in Belgium and walk down to France, arriving six days later at Lille’s new Grand Stade Lille Metropole. We plan to leave Sheffield on Friday the 5th of April and arrive in Lille on Thursday the 11th, barring any delays or emergencies.
As we are walking to watch a football game we have decided to use football grounds as points of reference. We will visit Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Rotherham United, Scunthorpe United, Doncaster Rovers, Hull City, Club Brugge, Cercle Brugge, SV Roeslare, KV Kortrijk, Royal Mouscron-Peruwelz, and Lille LOSC. The journey works out at around 127 miles, averaging around 20 miles a day.
Something like this can happen to anyone, and why not try to do something amazing for a great cause when you still have the ability to do so.
We would love as much support as possible, every single penny is gratefully received and I’ll see thank you now for anyone who donates to our great cause.