Newbury man puts on walking boots for 100KM charity trek
Ridgeway walk fundraiser aims to raise awareness for rare kidney disorder
A NEWBURY man will be putting on his walking boots for a 100km charity trek this weekend to raise funds for research into a rare kidney disease.
Chris Winchester will be walking through five counties across the Ridgeway from Aylesbury to Avebury along with his friend Justin Booker in aid of Answers for aHUS, a charity campaign from Kidney Research UK focused on raising awareness and funds for the condition which can be fatal.
Atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) can cause blood clots in the kidney leading to kidney failure treatment for the condition was only made available through the NHS earlier this year.
Mr Winchester, who lost a family member to the disease, said it is vital that more is done to continue to raise funds for reseach into the disease.
Mr Winchester added: "The ‘Answers for aHUS’ campaign is raising money between now and the end of the year – please help them reach their target.
"Prehistoric man used this ridge-top trackway to cover great distances, and we are hoping to follow in their footsteps to do just the same."
The pair will begin their trek on Saturday, October 24 in Aylesbury and hope to reach Avebury on Monday, October 26.
If you would like to help Chris and Justin raise money for Kidney Research UK, please visit their fundraising page http://www.justgiving.com/Chris-Winchester