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Walkers take part in Sandringham fundraiser

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People from all over West Norfolk who have been affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) are invited to join this year’s Walk to D’feet MND at Sandringham on Saturday, June 18.

The event aims to raise awareness of the disease and in previous years the group have followed a route through Lynn.

This time they are moving out to Sandringham for a woodland walk and to enjoy a lunchtime picnic afterwards.

Walkers at the last Wal to D'Feet Motor Neurone Disease fundraiser. (57343378)
Walkers at the last Wal to D'Feet Motor Neurone Disease fundraiser. (57343378)

Supporters of the association are encouraged to go along, with their friends and family, to join the group and to just take a chair and picnic.

The event is free of charge with registration for the walk opening at 10am for an 11am start.

Following a three-mile marked trail through the woods in the Sandringham Royal Parkland the picnic afterwards begins at 12.30, as the walkers return.

Jane Lewis, chairperson of the Lynn group said: "We particularly hope that anyone local living with MND, who is able to, will join us with their friends and family, either for the walk, or the picnic, or both.

"A great opportunity to meet up with others in a safer, outdoor setting after many months of pandemic isolation.

"Sandringham is a lovely location to get together and offers great facilities for all ages, with the Terrace Café and kiosks, a free adventure playground for youngsters or toddlers and accessible toilets."

There is a suitable route for wheelchairs, buggies and mobility scooters and dogs are very welcome.

Car parking is in the West Car Park, where the group will meet, and a small parking charge applies and the bus stop is very nearby.

High profile rugby players, Doddie Weir and Rob Burrows, have recently increased awareness of Motor Neurone Disease, which is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease which affects the brain and spinal cord.

It attacks the nerves that control movement. People can still think and feel, but their muscles refuse to work and it can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe.

Affecting people from all communities, six people each day are diagnosed with MND in the UK and there is no cure.

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