I am making every step count this February
This February, I am taking part in BrainWalk and walking, jogging or running as far as I can to improve my own health and wellbeing and help save lives!
I am raising money for the Encephalitis Society, a cause close to my heart.
Encephalitis is a neurological condition that can be devastating. Here are five facts you may not know:
1. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain.
2. It is caused by an infection or through the immune system attacking the brain.
3. Anyone can be affected by encephalitis – no matter their age, gender or ethnicity.
4. It has a high death rate and survivors are often left with an acquired brain injury and life-changing consequences.
5. In some cases, encephalitis can impact on mental health, causing difficult to deal with emotions and behaviours, and can lead to thoughts of self-harm and even suicide.
One person is diagnosed with encephalitis every minute across the world, and life for them and their loved ones will never be the same again.
Every donation I receive will go to the Encephalitis Society, helping accelerate understanding and awareness of encephalitis and ensuring that those affected by this serious neurological condition get the crucial help and support they need. Please help if you can.
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Day 1Wednesday 1st Feb All going well, lovely walk down by the river to Kingston with Dick. Cold weather but lovely sun Share
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Go for it Roo
A couple of quid for each day walked. Thank goodness February is a short month! Good luck
Martin & Kathryn
An extremely commendable cause after all the great support you received in Dick’s darkest days.
Bet you finish this before you finish the panda!
Go for it Jan!!
Best wishes but what a target!
28 days of happy steps!
Elizabeth And Bill
Best of luck - that's a lot of walking in what is likely to be cold and wet weather!
Go Girl! x
Anne Patricia Watts
Bravo Jan. The steps you have taken have brought Dick back to health and a quality of life. Now your steps will raise awareness and support for Brainwalk research. Well done.
Keep walking Jan! All the best Annex
Great cause. Good luck!
Jennie & Andrew Stanley
Good Luck with this Jan. Looks like you are nearly there! Very best Liz and Tex x
Well done and good luck Jan x
William Joseph Richards
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Good luck with the walk
Good Luck Jan.
Sue And Julian Bayley
Good luck, Jan!
I really admire both of you for the way you have coped with this sudden change in your lives.
Nicholas Charles Cholmondeley Holland
Well done, Jan. Good luck
Well done Jan!
Good luck on your walk, sure your smash it