Walk this way: Volunteers trek to Mojacar in aid of MS sufferer

0
TREKKING: The group made the 32-kilometre journey in aid of Paul Morrison’s medical treatment.

A GROUP of volunteers have walked from Vera Playa to Mojacar and back in an effort to raise funds for a British expatriate’s treatment for a chronic illness.

The walkers made the 32-kilometre journey as part of ongoing efforts for Paul’s Fight to Walk. The fundraising drive was set up for Paul Morrison, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) last year.

The group set out from the Laguna Bar Restaurante venue in Vera Playa complete with water, food and first aid supplies at around 7.30am last Sunday.

They donned orange clothes and accessories, the colour of the MS society. Members of the outfit also turned out in fancy dress for the trek and carried buckets to collect donations from people along the way.

Costumes included Ab Fab’s Patsy and Eddie, The Flexible Chef, Iceland Crew, 201 Girls and Elvis Presley.

Two raffles were held later in the day at the Laguna Bar Restaurante when the walkers returned from the trek. Live music from Danius and Brendan O’Dee also featured at the bar.

These, the hike and sponsorship raised several thousand euros for Paul’s Right to Walk, the group said in a statement to Sol Times.

More than €34,000 (£30,000) of the roughly €45,400 (£40,000) needed for Morrison’s medical treatment has been raised in total so far, they added.

A Go Fund Me page set up as part of fundraising efforts has already made €22,984 (£20,248). Paul Morrison, a plasterer and builder, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in April 2017.

The 45-year-old father of three now walks on crutches and struggles to converse. , according to his wife Claire.

She previously told Sol Times the money was needed to pay for Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation treatment in Moscow.

The procedure is currently unavailable in Britain and Spain.

© No part of this web site may be reproduced without written permission from the publishers. All rights reserved. Todos los derechos reservados.


LEAVE A COMMENT

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

We welcome comments from readers on our website and across our social networks. We invite you to discuss issues and share your views and we encourage robust debate and criticism provided it is civil.

However we reserve the right to reject or edit comments that:

• Contain offensive language
• Include personal attacks of any kind
• Are likely to offend or target any ethnic, racial, nationality or religious group
• Are homophobic, transphobic, sexist, offensive or obscene
• Contain spam or include links to other sites
• Are clearly off topic
• Impersonate an individual or organisation, are fraudulent, defamatory of any person, threatening or invasive of another’s privacy or otherwise illegal
• Are trolling or threatening
• Promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services

You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us, without limitation, in any format.