Sally Roberts is walking 2,000 kilometres from The Algarve to Salisbury in memory of her brother, Andrew Brown, who died of MND two years ago. Sally is also raising funds for My Name'5 Doddie Foundation. Andrew was from Broadchalke, Salisbury
Sally explains why she has embarked on this challenge: "Two years ago my brother Andrew died of motor neuron disease. He had been diagnosed the previous year and quickly learnt that there was no treatment or cure. I made a silent promise to him that at some stage i would do what i could to raise awareness of MND and raise funds for research to prevent others having to suffer as my brother did."
"For many years I have travelled back and forth to The Algarve, either by plane or by car and it was this that gave me the the idea of fund raising by a sponsored walk from the beaches in Portugal to Salisbury, where we were born and schooled."
Sally has now now embarked on her walk of over 2,000 kilometers in the hopes that she can contribute to raising much needed funds for research into potential cures for MND.
"When I first mentioned my plan to friends, the response was either i must be crazy or that I was seeking to achieve the impossible. Well, maybe I am crazy to have embarked on this journey with my 7 rescue dogs but i am very determined and despite being well over retirement age, I have every intention of fulfilling my promise to Andy."
"I am fundraising through the MyName'5DoddieFoundation. I know that my father would be particularly pleased, as he was born and raised in Scotland and was an avid rugby player and fan. I am planning to finish the walk at Salisbury Cathedral School on Sunday May 24th. Anyone is welcome to join me for the last 4 mile walk and the reception."
Sally regularly updates her news and is also auctioning off two special rugby shirts!