Heather Goes The Distance

Fifteen year old Heather Keron has completed 500km through her summer holidays to show her support for My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and raise funds for the project in Malawi, supported by Heather's school.

Heather is a keen horse woman and felt at a loose end this summer with no shows to attend. She decided to do some fundraising for two charities close to her heart. Heather decided that from the 1st of July she would walk 500 km and raise £500 before returning to school last month.

Funds raised were to be shared by the charity that her school is involved with which helps support vital educational projects in Malawi and the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.

Heather had more than one reason for supporting the Foundation. She is a keen rugby fan, and two family friends, both of who were within the farming/countryside community, succumbed to Motor Neuron Disease. Heather was inspired by the way Doddie has conducted himself and the passionate and courageous actions since being diagnosed with MND.

Heather completed her last walk on 18th August with a total of 526 km walked.

By the end of her marathon effort, Heather has raised more than £2,000 - a wonderful commitment ! Well done and thank you Heather.

Her father, Peter, said: "It is a great achievement for a 15 year old girl, we are very proud of her."


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