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Support urged by MP for “long walk home” campaign


Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders is urging local residents to support a charity walk of over 200 miles to raise funds for a friend who is sadly suffering from incurable cancer.

Thomas Sheils and Alfie Duncan, both from Ellesmere Port will be setting off from London on 2nd September on their “long walk home,” arriving back in the Port a week later. They are completing the task to raise funds for their friend Claire, a local mother who has sadly been diagnosed with incurable cancer.

The funds will help Claire and her family to make as many memories that they can and to make every moment together special.

Mr Shiels has set up a fundraising page at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Alongwalkhome and Justin is calling on the community to get behind the appeal.

Justin said:

“I am very pleased to support Thomas and Alfie in their fundraising efforts and I hope that the whole town will get behind them and help them to hit their target.

With the help of local people, they can make a real difference to Claire and her family at an extremely difficult time.”

Alfie Duncan added:

“I'm really looking forward to the walk, I know it's going to be challenging to say the least but the reason for the walk easily outweighs any sort of pain. I really hope that our community gets behind us. I believe that if you’re in a position to give a little, and you should want to help someone in need, a gesture of kindness no matter how big or small can make a huge difference.”

Thomas Sheils added:

“The walk has approached so quickly and luckily everything has gone to plan and things have fit in to place. We've been lucky to have a few sponsors help us towards accommodation and t-shirts to be made for the walk, we have a party to celebrate when we come home, and we have all our friends and family who have helped keep us motivated for the walk.

Surprisingly I am looking forward to doing the walk, as tough as I know it will be. Hopefully we will produce some good sponsorship money to pass on to Claire. If I have learnt anything over this period, then it would be that you can't buy health, with good health you can do anything and that is why we chose to do the walk.”

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