King’s Lynn walkers step out to D’Feet motor neurone disease

Walking for Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) week, from the Walks to King's Lynn Town Centre and back. ANL-150620-114257009
Walking for Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) week, from the Walks to King's Lynn Town Centre and back. ANL-150620-114257009
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Dozens of walkers strode out in Lynn on Saturday for a fundraising walk held in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The 12th annual Walk to d’feet MND started and finished at the Walks Stadium on Saturday morning and raised hundreds of pounds for the charity.

And the event’s organiser is now gearing up for another major fundraiser in support of the charity next month.

A total of 29 people took part in the four-mile walk, which started and finished at the home of King’s Lynn Town Football Club and completed a loop through South Lynn before returning to the ground.

Donations made during the week prior to the event led to a total of £342 being collected for the charity.

Organiser Julian Gamble said: “It was a really good day for everyone.”

Mr Gamble is now looking ahead to a sponsored eight mile bike ride for the same cause next month.

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday July 26, starting at the Angel pub in Watlington at 11am. Registration will open from 10am.

Anyone wishing to take part is asked to register on the day, making a £5 donation to the charity. Riders will receive a free T-shirt.

The Motor Neurone Disease Association supports people living with the degenerative disease and helps to fund research into potential treatments. There is currently no cure.

Earlier this week, the charity’s patron, former Ofsted chief inspector Sir Chris Woodhead, died, aged 68, nine years after he was first diagnosed with the condition.

For more information, contact Mr Gamble on 01553 827194.