The third Coastal walk to D’Feet MND took place on Saturday May 18th. There were three walk options.
- A long walk (approx. 24 miles) Whitstable to Broadstairs.
- A medium length walk (approx. 13 miles) Minnis Bay to Broadstairs.
- A short walk (approx. 6 miles) Margate to Broadstairs.
Some 60 walkers walked on the day. The weather was fair and the walk most enjoyable. The walkers from Whitstable started at 7.30 am, those from Minnis Bay at 11.30 and the final group from Margate at 1.30pm
All walkers finished at the Wrotham Arms, Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs, between 2 and 4.30pm. Medallions were presented to all walkers who completed their walk.
Adrian Powell made a brief speech of thanks to all walkers, the organisers and of course our sponsors.
Refreshments were provided by the Wrotham Arms and excellent they were, thanks to Jackie and her team at the Wrotham Arms. Soothing drinks were also enjoyed from the bar.
As of June 12th, the Walk has raised £6,500 including gift aid. A fantastic result which means over 3 years we have raised over £25,000 to support people living with MND in East Kent and contribute towards research for a cure for this devastating disease.
As a direct result of our walk in 2018, MNDA East Kent have been able to fund the purchasing of a piece of equipment to allow the respiratory nurse to be mobile in the MND clinic at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford. This will make life much easier for patients with MND visiting the clinic.
We will be announcing details of installation on our web site, when the equipment is installed.
Huge thanks to our sponsors Greenwich Kitchens and Premier Signs and Graphics; to The Wrotham Arms; to all walkers; to everyone who collected sponsorship, and everyone who gave generously.