We need you!

I don’t often ask for much, but when i do i would like to make it large.

A couple of blogs ago, i wrote about an amazing man who has been tirelessly helping raise awareness and funds for an amazing cause.

Every year for the past few years there has been a sponsored walk to help raise funds and awareness for Lupus and i have never been able to make it on those dates. So this Saturday 23rd May, i have decided to walk the full length of the Malvern Hills and back as part of Malvern Walking festival. For those who know The Malverns, it can be  tough walking terrain and it was also “where Mallory trained for Everest”.

So i will be packing my bags on Friday and heading up to Malvern from London, and hopefully get back to London on Sunday before the UK wide strike starts on Monday!

The walk will be 18 Miles, 31 peaks, 6000ft of ascent.

I would be highly delighted if you could make a donation to Lupus as part of my walk

You can go online here to Hibbs Lupus Trust donate, or you can donate by Text using THLT05 £2/£3/£5/£10 to 70070

Below is information about what Hibbs Lupus trust does, proved by John Hibbs:

Lupus is an autoimmune condition which means that it is caused by problems with the immune system. Rather than just fighting viruses, bacteria and infection by producing antibodies, your body starts to attack and destroy healthy cells, tissues and organs. As with other more common autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and coeliacs disease, it is thought that a combination of genetic and environmental factors are responsible for triggering the onset of lupus in certain people.

The Hibbs Lupus Trust is a registered charity, founded in 2011 by the Hibbs family and is run entirely by volunteers.
What we do:
  • We provide support and information to anybody affected by or concerned about lupus.
  • We raise awareness of the symptoms of lupus to encourage early diagnosis and reduce life threatening complications associated with the condition.
  • We raise funds to provide facilities, equipment and services for NHS hospitals and Foundation Trusts for the benefit of lupus patients.

The money that we raise through donations, challenge events and fundraising in the community helps to fund equipment that wouldn’t otherwise be provided at NHS hospitals. We are preparing to purchase a Nailfold Videocapillarosope for Cannock Hospital at a cost of £20,000 that will help in the early diagnosis of lupus and other connective tissue diseases.

Donations can be made using a debit / credit card or PayPal securely via our website https://www.hibbslupustrust.org/donate/