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Connor, Ben, Joe and Jeff walked the 37 miles from Ashford to Ramsgate!
Connor and his friends completed their walk, leaving Ashford at 7:30am and arriving in Ramsgate at 9pm! They've raised around £700 in total for MDS UK- an incredible achievement!
Connor said to us:
"Well what an adventure! I am so proud of my friends Ben, Joe and Jeff Whatson- I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them! We marched on no matter how much agony we were in, all boosting each other on.
We reached the finish and I nearly broke out in tears partly because I was in pain but also because I knew that I’ve saved lives doing the walk. I thank my friends for joining me- it’s an achievement I will not forget and will always hold close to me!"
Thanks again Connor and friends, and to everyone who's donated!
Gardener Connor, who is just 23, met our Chair Ted Peel and his wife Christine when attending to their garden.
After befriending the couple and hearing about Ted’s struggles with MDS, Connor was struck by how the disease affects patients and their loved ones.
He showed his three friends MDS UK’s information booklet and they decided to turn their planned walk into a fundraiser for our cause.
“I believe every life matters and I’m tired of seeing people pass away too soon. I want to give something back as Christine and Ted are good friends of mine.
I just want to do something. I want people to realise that everyone has their own struggles and to make the most of what you’ve got because it can change so quickly.
I always try to keep smiling, help people along the way and treat others as I want to be treated.
If I can save even a few people, then that would mean something to me.”
Connor and his friends need your help! With the donations of generous supporters, their target can easily be reached and surpassed.
Please go to the event JustGiving page on https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/connor-stalker to donate as much as you possibly can!
Thank you so much Connor and friends for deciding to help us in this way! You’re amazing!
Unorganised events like this are essential at a time where most of our fundraising events have been cancelled due to Covid19.
If you have a similar fundraising idea and would like to discuss it, please contact Jan Edwards (Fundraising Officer) on firstname.lastname@example.org.