Walking from London to Lincoln
Martin Hunt (pictured left) is the kind of person you probably pass and occasionally meet every day. He works hard at his job (he is a personal trainer), he loves his family and likes to try to do the right thing by others.
I first met Martin over 20 years ago when we were both athletes and about two years ago we reconnected through Facebook.
In the intervening years Martin has had a family and built a business. Nothing unusual there.
What marks Martin out as different, as a very special human being, is the efforts he goes to for charity. He recently announced that he will be walking from London to Lincoln to raise funds for two causes particularly close to his heart and I offered him some space here on the Cowan Global blog to let you know what he is doing and why he is doing it.
A modest man, he sent me the following email:
Here is a few words about my walk at the end of this month.
I am walking from London to Lincoln on the 27th July to raise money for my 7 year old twin nephews Nicky & Daniel, Nicky has a deletion of Chromosome 7, whilst Daniel suffers from Williams syndrome. This walk also follows up my walk from London to Birmingham in under 48 hours back in March 2012 for Autism, as I have an Autistic son (Myles, 4 years) I have many more walks planned in the near future. There is a lot of ignorance on society and I think we ‘able bodied’ people take many things for granted of just how lucky we are, so to me it’s easy for me to get walking.
I am open to any ideas of support from people and I am trying to get people to possibly split any donations between the 2 charities.
http://www.justgiving.com/oraclefitness4unique (Unique is a Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group)
http://www.justgiving.com/oraclefitness4williams (The Williams Syndrome Foundation)
In the picture of the twins: Daniel is on the left and Nicky is on the right.
Many small steps become Big Leaps!
Please consider supporting Martin on his walk by pledging a few pounds (or a few pence) via the Just Giving links above. If you can circulate news of his effort among your networks, even better.
Good luck Martin.
© Jim Cowan, Cowan Global Limited, July 2012