Sleaford woman, Margaret Harding, along with family and friends, will be walking a marathon through the district on Saturday in support of people suffering from Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
Mrs Harding hopes to raise £3,000, as well as raise awareness of this incurable and fatal neurological condition.
Margaret and her friends will be walking the 26-mile long Spires and Steeples trail from Lincoln to Sleaford.
They are undertaking this sponsored challenge because Margaret’s brother, Nigel, was diagnosed with the disease at the end of last year.
“Until Nigel was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease I had very little knowledge or even awareness of MND,” said Margaret. “Since his diagnosis I have learned that it is a cruel, wretched condition, for which there is no known cure and very little treatment.
“Along with friends and family, we want to raise this money to fund research into the cause and possible treatment of this disease, so that in the future fewer people will have to suffer as my brother is doing.”
People can sponsor Margaret online at: www.justgiving.com/Margaret-Harding1
Motor Neurone Disease is a rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, attacking the nerves that control movement so This devastating disease affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time and kills six people every day, according to research figures.
The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.