Donna walks again for DEBRA
Saturday 28th August dawned bright and sunny over East London and while most of us were deciding what to have for breakfast, PCH’s Donna Fletcher, together with her dad, began the 100km walk from London to Cambridge.
Donna was undertaking this incredibly tough challenge, which is completed in 24 hours, to raise funds for DEBRA, the charity that supports individuals and families affected by the skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). The walk, which started at 9am, was an all day and night event and required those taking part to cross the finish line in Cambridge before 9am the following morning.
Although Donna has taken part in similar challenges before – including the London to Brighton 100km walk in May – she found this walk particularly tough and spent the few days following it with heavily bandaged legs after suspected hogweed contact resulted in some huge and agonising blisters.
She’s not after sympathy however and has already signed up for another 100km challenge next year saying “Please give a thought for those that suffer with EB on a baily basis with no cure. I know how my own legs feel at the moment and cannot possibly imagine how those with EB cope every day.”
Donna has raised £530 so far and the figure just keeps rising. She would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support so far. There’s still time to give; just click here.
“The more money this raises, the more I feel my own pain this year was worth it!”