On 12th June, I will be setting off with my wonderful friend, Rai, at 6 am in the morning to complete a 24.5 mile walk over the Yorkshire Peaks of Ingleborough, Pen y Ghent and Whernside. We have 12 hours to complete the challenge and we will have to tackle 5200 feet of ascent.
Since October 2020 I have been working as a support worker for Services to Independent Living (SIL) and have decided to combine my personal challenge with SIL’s charity of the year to raise much needed funds for Megan Baker House based in Ledbury, Herefordshire.
Megan Baker House (MBH) provides conductive education sessions for children and adults with motor disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Developmental coordination disorder (DCD), Parkinson’s, stroke and Acquired Brain Injury, and other movement disorders.
I will be doing this walk in memory of two people who have touched so many during their short lives, both of whom were affected by cerebral palsy.
Sam Shepheard was a inspirational young man who loved life and who always greeted you with an infectious smile. He had a wonderful way of spreading his special blend of ‘Samshine’ wherever he went. Sam very sadly passed away aged 19 in 2016.
My family will never forget my darling nephew, George Fletcher, who was born in 1995 and lived for 10 months but gave so much to us all in his short time here.
I would be so grateful if you would consider donating for this very worthy cause so that Megan Baker House can continue to help people like Sam and George.