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MS Society launches "first full access fundraising walk"

Howard Lake | 7 February 2007 | News

The Multiple Sclerosis Society is launching what it claims will be the UK’s first full-access fundraising walk. Wheel & Walk is a brand new 3.5 km challenge open to people of all ages, including wheelchair users, those using walking aids and families with young children in buggies and pushchairs.

The events will be held over two weekends at National Trust properties in the UK, on 12 May in Stourhead, Wiltshire, and on 2 June at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.

Special facilities will be provided to ensure every participant is looked after and made to feel welcome, say the MS Society.


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Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive at the MS Society said: “Wheel and Walk opens up the MS Society’s events to those more severely affected by MS, and I’m very pleased that we can now give more of our supporters the chance to take part in a great day out to raise much-needed funds.”

The charity hopes that these two new events will attract fundraisers from around the country, in particular those previously excluded from such challenges, in order to reach this year’s target of £20,000.

Running alongside these events are two 10km Littlefoot walks which the charity hopes will raise a further £90,000.

The MS Society’s well-established 50km Bigfoot walk will take place this year on 11 and 12 August, alongside a third Littlefoot walk, in Cheshire.