Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors, are planning on donning their walking gear and stepping out today to walk 30 miles around part of the Calderdale Way to try and raise money for the The Sturge Weber Foundation.
This is an international mission set up to improve the quality of life and care for people with Sturge Weber Syndrome, a congenital neurological disorder, often associated with discolouration to the face, glaucoma, seizures and mental retardation.
The Foundation supports people with the condition with education, advocacy and research to promote effective management and awareness.
As featured in the Courier last month Marie Cavalier, one of their colleagues, has a young daughter Annie aged four, who suffers from the condition and has recently had brain surgery to try and relieve her of the effects of the condition which had only limited success. Annie may need further surgery and the firm are keen to show their support for Marie and her brave little daughter.
The charity has offered Marie and her family who live in Barkisland great support over the last 18 months. Marie is also taking part in a series of challenges to raise money for them.
They are setting off from their offices early in the morning and are taking a route out of town through West Vale and Greetland, across Norland, Ripponden, Lumbutts and Cragg Vale.
They will then leave the Calderdale Way to follow the canal from Mytholmroyd to Hebden Bridge before rejoining the route at Pecket Well, crossing Midgley Moor, dropping down into Luddenden and walking round the valley past Jerusalem Farm and Castle Carr to finish at the Cat i’th’Well Public House where well earned refreshments will be waiting for them.
The walkers are hoping to raise lots of money for this deserving cause and donations can be made by logging on to http://www.justgiving.com/WilkinsonWoodward