A couple of ‘zebras’ are planning ‘A Wee Walk Home’ to Glasgow – trekking 370km from Chester!
Adam Wallace, originally from the city’s Carnwadric area, and his partner, Marcus, will be wearing zebra outfits as they embark on a fundraising walk in aid of Ehlers-Danlos Support UK.
Adam’s younger brother Luke is part of a small community of people who suffer with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – a rare condition that affects every part of their life, and body.
They are hoping to raise £5000 to help the charity’s work in educating, informing and raising awareness of support those living with Ehlers-Danlos, and to help fund vital research.
Adam said: “My partner and I live in Chester and my family are back in my home city of Glasgow. We will cover 370km over five days... in our zebra outfits!
“Ehlers-Danlos syndrome has no cure. With your help and awareness, we can raise funds to support priority research areas.”
Adam and Marcus will begin their walk from Chester on Sunday, October 6, and plan to reach their destination of St Vincent’s Primary School, Carnwadric, by Friday, October 11.
Laura Wallace, mum of Adam and Luke, explained why the school was the zebras’ destination.
“Luke is a past pupil of St Vincent’s Primary and during the seven years he attended there, the staff and school in general supported him and helped him with his condition,” she said. “Nothing was too much for them, ensuring Luke had a comfortable and safe place to be.
“On June 26 this year, the whole school had a ‘Pretend we are at the beach’ day. The weather was amazing and everyone wore their shorts and t-shirts with sunglasses and sun hats. It was games, fun and ice lollies all day.
“Everyone made a small donation, and a total of £370 was made on the day. Absolutely amazing.
“So, we all felt it would be great to show the school how much we appreciate all the support, love and kindness they have given Adam, Marcus and, of course, Luke.”
To support Adam and Marcus, visit their Just Giving Page
To find out more about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, go to Ehlers-Danlos Support UK