Walking 30 miles for our Friend Pat Freeman and the MND Charity

We have been friends with Pat for over 30 years when he told us that he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) We decided that we needed to do something and a 30 mile walk seemed a fitting way to raise money and awareness of this horrendous disease. (Click on the link to read more…. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paul-wright-51933813_our-mate-pat-and-his-fight-with-mnd-our-activity-7188545623040643073-gDz1?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

We were joined by friends Macca and Burnsy, which led to more pub stops (sorry bathroom breaks) along the way. We had raised £7000 at that point and were positive this we would achieve more by the time we finished. (Link to Post and Pics https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paul-wright-51933813_our-mate-pat-and-his-fight-with-mnd-our-activity-7188545623040643073-gDz1?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop)

We are well into our walk for hashtag#ourmatepat and hashtag#myname5doddiefoundation
Just caught opening at the White Hart in Barnes for our first Guiness of the day.
Thank you for the incredible support ! Even a guy outside Pret in Hammersmith donated £20!! (Link to Post and Pics https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paul-wright-51933813_ourmatepat-myname5doddiefoundation-activity-7191382415573962752-S5Ly?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop)

Well done all great day -Pat will be proud of us – just in Flower Pot hotel now. Missed last orders – gutted we couldn’t get that extra Guiness in but live to fight another day.
All looking forward to seeing Pat tomorrow! (Link to Post and Pics https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paul-wright-51933813_well-done-all-great-day-pat-will-be-proud-activity-7191569691654414337-6HI6?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop)

Made it to the posh place at Oakley Court (Soho House) only about two miles to go and all buzzed to meet hashtag#ourmatepat – quick Moscow Mule the we will ” just keep pushing ” to the end game !

Over £14k now so a massive, massive thanks for all the amazing support and great messages including ” lady with dog in Staines”!! All now walking like baby ducks 🦆but all doing really well. (Link to Post and Pics https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paul-wright-51933813_ourmatepat-activity-7191833064442920960-dNt3?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop)

We made it guys great effort!! 30 miles turned out to be c 40 miles and over 80,000 steps and quite a lot of pubs. We are all walking like baby ducks 🦆 today !!
Met our mate Pat at The Crown – a special moment for all of us. More Guiness and some great wines and two days of great memories.

Thanks so much for all the support, the reactions and the reposts, Pat is delighted to see all your messages. (Link to Post and Pics https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paul-wright-51933813_we-made-it-guys-great-effort-30-miles-activity-7192066495177211904-QUOB?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop)

We are at about £15 k now and sure there will be more to come.
(Link to Post and Pics https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paul-wright-51933813_we-made-it-guys-great-effort-30-miles-activity-7192066495177211904-QUOB?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop)

Firstly, I have to say Pat and those involved have been overwhelmed by the support shown and the incredible messages of support for a great guy and those of us who participated.
We stand at over £17,000 raised plus gift aid – mind blowing but arguably a small token in context. So many good causes out there, so a massive thank you 🙏. (Link to full post and pics- https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paul-wright-51933813_myname-chrismason-stevemcmullen-activity-7194308910122442753-I14v?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop)

It’s never too late so if you would like to donate please use this link https://donate.justgiving.com/donation-amount?uri=aHR0cHM6Ly9kb25hdGUtYXBpLmp1c3RnaXZpbmcuY29tL2FwaS9kb25hdGlvbnMvNGYwZDk2M2Y2YTI5NGMwNzk0ZTAzYTQ2YzI5MmZkZTI/aXNDaGVja291dEFwaT10cnVl

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