Alexa Walker, a Functional Skills Lecturer at Nottingham College, has raised more than £1400 over the last year for a multiple sclerosis (MS) charity.
She works in the College’s Adult Employability team, and she has been fundraising with her young daughter for the MS Trust, a charity that supports people affected by MS.
Here is Alexa’s story in her own words:
“MS is a complex neurological condition which causes damage to the brain and spinal cord, and for which there is currently no cure.
“The MS Trust receives no government or NHS funding and relies on fundraising to help support people with MS and their families, especially around the time of diagnosis. People with MS may not have access to their usual services and treatments due to the effect Covid-19 has had on the health service, and they may need extra support.
“So, during lockdown I decided to attempt a challenge to raise £850 for the MS Trust, as part of their ‘Miles for MS 2020’ challenge. Beginning mid-April, my aim was to walk 150 miles by the end of May. My daughter Hayley (aged 10) also challenged herself to complete 50,000 trampoline bounces!
We both completed the challenge on time, and so far have raised just over £800 for the charity. The money raised will help to fund specialist MS nurses and support people living with this condition.
This is actually my second challenge to raise money for the MS Trust. Last year I ran 100 miles in 100 days and raised £650.- Alexa Walker