Audlem resident Daniel Adcock is raising funds for the MND Association through the #walk1000miles community.
Daniel himself has Downs Syndrome and cannot do the actual walking without somebody walking with him, sometimes his Mum and sometimes his sister Sarah. Plenty of people have expressed the wish to accompany Daniel, but until the COVID restrictions are eased, the choice is very limited. If nobody is available to help, Daniel just walks up and down his drive to keep the miles totting up.
You can see a full-page story and interview with Daniel in the spring issue of Country Walking magazine (page 20) which includes a picture of Daniel holding the magazine outside Williams' Newsagents in Audlem, where, by an amazing coincidence, the magazine is on sale.
So it's a win-win-win situation for Daniel
You can support Daniel in his efforts simply by giving him a cheery wave or words of encouragement when you meet him around the Audlem lanes. Or give him a follow on his Facebook page Daniel 1000 miles walk for MND
And of course you can donate to the cause itself through Daniel's JustGiving page here.
Daniel has already raised over £2,000, and would love to reach his target of £2,500.
The Association contributes funding for research into MND (Moter Neurone Disease) as well as helping to support sufferers and their carers.
One of the main motivations for Daniel's efforts is the loss of a good friend, Lesley, to the disease last year.