Belper Town Mayor Gary Spendlove will be starting the Epic 100 Miles ‘Walk for Life’ at 9:00am from the Strutts Centre on Derby Road, Belper on Sunday 29th January.
The route will encompass many of the towns and cities of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire over a seven-day period, returning to Belper on the afternoon of Saturday 4th February.
On the walk, they will be calling at several hospitals to promote donor card awareness. Sponsors are also invited to donate towards four transplant charitable organisations and to sign up to be a Donor.
Several months ago, Gary was delighted to meet up with Simon Elmore who had received a donated kidney that completely changed his life and progressed to become a gold medallist at the world transplant games. Gary says: “Simon has been the inspiration for this epic walk and we sincerely hope that the effort may save lives in the future”.
A considerable number of local groups will walk at least part of the route on Sunday and join in at other stages on the walk. Many thanks to Dave Ashley and the many Rotarians who will be involved over the seven-day period. Everyone is welcome to join us for the start from the Strutts Centre in Belper.
Gary says: “I sincerely feel that there are people out there whose lives will be changed by what we are trying to achieve”.
Please see their Facebook page Walk For Life 100 miles to view the route and updates at https://www.facebook.com/walkforlife100miles.
To donate to these worthy causes, please visit our just giving website. https://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/TheEpicWalkForLife