WE DID IT!
We walk 40 miles this weekend! Please give whatever you can - your support is gratefully appreciated by us and those with Cystic Fibrosis!
Great Strides 65 South Surrey-Hills is a 65km (40-mile) team walking challenge through Surrey countryside taking place on 10 June 2017, starting and finishing near Guildford, taking in such delights as the North Downs Way, Greensand Way, Devil's Punchbowl and St Martha's Hill. We need to complete the route within 17 hours.
Combined by the techies from Adapt Digital https://adaptdigital.co/ and Dogsbody Technology https://www.dogsbodytechnology.com/ the 7 Techy Trekkers shun natural daylight preferring the warming glow of computer screens. Needless to say... We aren't sure if we can do this either! ;-) :-p
We have 4 months to train for walking 40 miles in one day. For those people with Fitbit (and some of us walkers do have one so we will share the data afterwards :-) ) an average person 10,000 steps would be almost 5 miles....we need to do 8 times that!!!
Dogsbody Technology will match donations upto the maximum of £500 - meaning if we can raise at least £500 it will become £1000 :-)
What is CF?
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,800 people in the UK. You are born with cystic fibrosis and cannot catch it later in life, but one in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes it, usually without even knowing.
To have CF, you need to have inherited two faulty copies of the gene (one from each parent), and as there are many different gene mutations that cause cystic fibrosis, each person with the condition can have very different symptoms depending on the two genes they carry. While people with CF often look healthy on the outside, each individual is battling their own range of symptoms on a daily basis - this is why it is often called one of the invisible diseases.
The gene affected by CF controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells. People with cystic fibrosis experience a build-up of thick sticky mucus in the lungs, digestive system and other organs, causing a wide range of challenging symptoms
affecting the entire body.
Please give what you can and thank you so much for your support.