Lyana Sinclair-Russell, a Quality Intervention Manager, raised over £700 for Meningitis Now after completing a 13 mile walk in London. Read below to find out what motivated Lyana to take on the challenge and how the Foundation was able to support her fundraising efforts.
“I received a call from a friend late last year, when he was doing a 7 day 100 mile yomp and said we should do the Winter Walk together. I was horrified, I don’t walk!!! Anyway, I was up for the challenge and started walking every other day in preparation for the Walk until sadly the event was cancelled due to the pandemic.
I decided to soldier through and do the walk anyway, following the route set out by the original organisers. I was lucky to have a lovely sunny day to embark on the half Marathon Walk to support Meningitis Now – a cause extremely close to my heart, as losing a family member to Meningitis is an extremely difficult thing. Giving something back to continue that vital research was what I wanted to achieve.
The walk route took me through old and new London and allowed me to take in many sights. I managed to complete the 13 miles in 4 hours 44 mins and was pretty impressed with that. One of the highlights was meeting the Household Cavalry on his horse! After I completed the walk, I enjoyed my well-deserved drink.
Although it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the day the reason behind this walk cannot be lost. I am grateful for the support of the CareTech Foundation, who donated £250 to Meningitis Now. This generous donation along with my fundraising effort of over £500 are needed to support these valuable causes so that we can work towards providing better medicines.“