On the 14th. & 15th. April, 64 walkers from 6 countries, aged 15-82, completed between 5-60kms.of The Mar Menor Charity Walk. Their reason was to raise funds for DEBRA, The Butterfly Children Charity for sufferers of E.B.(Epidermolysis Bullosa),a rare, chronic and incurable disease.
They raised an incredible €6013, which after expenses, has donated €5,000 to DEBRA, SPAIN, and over €600 to DEBRA.UK to fund nursing care & research into this non-government funded condition.
They all deserved a medal. All they got was a certificate and a subsidised meal at Paddy Singh’s, Los Urrutias, at the end of The Walk.
Four walkers, Sheena Sample, Ian Lessels, Phil Grimes and Dan James set off Sunday at 6.30a.m.to walk the whole 60kms in a day. Dan, unfortunately had to retire at 50kms due to severe blisters, but Sheena, Phil and Ian finished the 60 (see photo), and were treated to a tremendous reception by fellow walkers and customers on their arrival at Paddy Singh’s.
Well done everyone who made The Walk a runaway(or walkaway) success.