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Best Feet Forward For The Butterfly Children

On 14th & 15th April, 64 walkers from 6 countries, aged 15-82, completed between 5km and 60kms of The Mar Menor Charity Walk.

Their reason was to raise funds for DEBRA, The Butterfly Children Charity for sufferers of EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa), a rare, chronic and incurable disease.

The walkers raised an incredible €6013, which, after expenses, enables them to donate €5,000 to DEBRA, Spain and over €600 to DEBRA.UK to fund nursing care & research into this non-government funded condition.

The walkers all deserved a medal, but were delighted to receive a certificate and a subsidised meal at Paddy Singh’s, Los Urrutias, at the end of the walk.

Four walkers, Sheena Sample, Ian Lessels, Phil Grimes and Dan James set off Sunday at 6.30am to walk the whole 60kms in a day. Dan, unfortunately had to retire at 50kms due to severe blisters, but Sheena, Phil and Ian finished the whole 60km (see photo) and were treated to a tremendous reception by fellow walkers and customers on their arrival at Paddy Singh’s.

Well done everyone who made The Walk a runaway (or walkaway) success!

Bernard Ash