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Making a difference for Marcus

09 June 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

If you don’t have any plans on Saturday, then why not walk, run or cycle and track your distance  here to help cover the 874 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats. Money raised will go towards the purchase of an all-terrain wheelchair for Marcus Weston, in Year 10, an extraordinary young man, with a heart of gold and a determined personality. Marcus is one of only 400 people worldwide living with Cardio-Facio Cutaneous Syndrome (CFC Syndrome), a rare genetic condition. In spite of many health issues, this hasn’t stopped Marcus raising thousands of pounds for a range of charities, including the British Heart Foundation, The Sick Children’s Trust, Butterwick Hospice, and many more. Last year, together with brothers and fellow students James and Andrew Lunn, he received a British Citizen Youth Award for his fundraising efforts for the Butterwick Hospice, however now he needs your help.

Although Marcus is able to walk, he cannot manage any sort of distance or pace so going for a family walk is out of the question unless it is flat enough to push his standard NHS wheelchair. Living in the Yorkshire Dales, Marcus and his family are unable to access many beautiful walks because of Marcus’ disability, so they are missing out taking him up and down hills, through forests and along beaches.

An all-terrain wheelchair would make an enormous difference for Marcus and his family and enable them to experience both the local area as well as to explore and travel further afield.

For further information about event visit John O’ Groats to Lands End

If you can’t make it on  Saturday, but would like to find out more or donate, please visit  Marcus’  Just Giving page  or follow Weston’s Wheels on  Facebook. The target is £10,000 to buy a motorised, all-terrain wheelchair. The Sick Children’s Trust and The Great North Air Ambulance will receive any remaining funds.

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