‘Watson’s Walkers’ take charity walk in their stride
Team members here at Watson Moore formed ‘Watson’s Walkers’ and took part in the Motor Neurone Disease Association annual charity walk in May 2019 – known as the ‘Walk to D’Feet’.
The walk began on Two Tree Island in Leigh-on-Sea at 10am on Sunday 12th May and walkers could choose to walk any distance between 1.5 and 10 miles along the Southend-on-Sea seafront. Chris, Rebecca, Mella, Megan and Dan all took part, along with the team’s youngest walker, eighteen-month-old George, and two ‘canine colleagues’ Alfie and Monty.
“We walked a total of 7.7 miles that day,” recalls Mella, “and we all really enjoyed it. The day itself was so positive with a fantastic atmosphere. There were over 150 walkers in total, all dressed in the blue MNDA t-shirts, helping to raise awareness of Motor Neurones. And bless little George, he didn’t complain once.”
Having originally agreed a fund-raising target of £500 between them, ‘Watson’s Walkers’ raised a total of £875 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. “This is something I think we can all be proud of, it is a fantastic sum of money to raise for such an important cause,” says Chris, “A special mention has to go to Mella, who put a lot of hard work and effort into the fundraising. She did an amazing job.”
“There’s talk of doing it again next year,” adds Mella, “If we do, I’d like to walk the whole 10 miles. Then we can reward ourselves with an ice cream on the beach afterwards guilt-free!”.
If you’d like to find out more about the ‘Walk to D’Feet’, you can do so at the MNDA website <here>.