Walkabouts

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Walk, Toddle or Roll this way!

Have fun, get fit and help support those affected by MPS, Fabry and related diseases by holding a Walk, Toddle or Roll event – our 2017/18 Wicked Walkabout campaign. All you need to do is get together with friends, family or colleagues, decide on a route and start getting some sponsorship money in!

The great thing about this event is that you can make it what you want, whether you fancy a midnight stroll around your local town, or a hike through a forest or along a coastline, the choice is yours. You can even decide how you would like to fundraise – you could ask each person for an entrance fee or a minimum sponsorship.

Just remember to request your fundraising pack and let us know what you are planning by emailing us or give us a call on 0345 389 9901. MPS t-shirts and other merchandise are available from our online shop and we have lots of free fundraising materials to help you on your way, such as balloons, posters and leaflets. You can even download some bits here.

Where to start

1. Visit our Walk, Toddle or Roll campaign page and pledge to join in
2. Download our guide and get planning
3. Tell us about your event so we can add it below
4. Start spreading the word using our resources

Resources for your Walk, Toddle or Roll

Quick guide to organising a Walk, Toddle or Roll

Why? To help us raise awareness of MPS and related diseases as well as much-needed funds for our vital wokr supporting children, adults and families affected by these diseases.

What? Whatever you can imagine! Sponsorship or entry fee, a race or a stroll, with friends or with colleagues, as long as you’re walking, toddling or rolling it counts.

Who? Friends, colleagues, clubs, schools are all good places to start. Ask for volunteers as well as participants and why not get a local celeb or politician involved to raise the profile of your event?

Where? Park, woods, beach, coast, wherever you like. Consider who will be joining in and what they are capable of as well as accessibility, parking and any costs involved.

How? Download our perfect guide and get planning. Make sure you get lots of help from people around you and let us know what you’re doing so we can help and promote it on this page.

Join a Walk, Toddle or Roll event near you

Let us know what you’re planning, and when, so we can add it to our list of events below. If you want to join one of these events contact the organiser.

Date: 31 October 2017
Location: Chalfont and Latimer, Buckinghamshire
Distance: 4 miles
Organiser: Christine Lavery

 

What others have been up to

Derry Wicked Walkabout

“On Saturday 6th April we held our first charity walk for the MPS Society. Our Wicked Walkabout was to help raise funds and awareness for MPS and to show support to our daughter Chloe now 16 who has MPS I. The walk was held in our hometown of Derry. On the day of the walk the sun was shining and we couldn’t have wished for a better day. Overall about ninety family and friends came out to help raise funds and awareness for MPS. With the efforts of family and friends we raised £1065 but more importantly we helped raise awareness about MPS. I would like to say a special thank you to all the people who took part”  Kevin McCauley

Bucks Wicked Walkabout

The MPS Society’s Chief Executive; Christine Lavery and trustee Wilma Robins organised a Buckinghamshire Wicked Walkabout. A lovely 5km walk through the beautiful Chess Valley, with a stop for tea with a local quiz.  Together with local families, they raised a fantastic £1,113.

Dorset Wicked Walkabout

“As a family we wanted to support the MPS Society by organising our own “Dorset Wicked Walkabout” on 19th May. We thought we might raise £100 – £200 but were completely overwhelmed by the wonderful response we received from family, friends and work colleagues. We were delighted to discover that the total amount raised exceeded £1,500!” Kath, Terry and Louise Hiller