Digby Walker

Digby Walker

Marathon des sables and London Marathon

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Friends, relatives, colleagues. [/p][p]In October 2021 I, along with five friends, will be attempting to set a Guinness World Record at the London Marathon 2021 for the fastest marathon in a 6-man outfit, dressed as a Colin the Caterpillar cake. The current WR is 5 hrs 59 mins which we reckon is eminently beatable 💪🏼 [/p][p]On 25th March 2022, I will be heading to Morocco to run the MARATHON DES SABLES, known as ‘The Toughest Footrace on Earth’. It is a 156-mile race through the Sahara desert over six days, where we will be battling temperatures of up to 50C and carrying all our own equipment. Anyone who knows what I’m like in the heat will realise what a challenge that will be in itself…!! [/p][p]To add to the excitement my parents (Bruce and Nicky) will also be doing the race, and assuming we beat the backmarker camels, Bruce will become the oldest Scotsman ever to complete the MdS!![/p][p] WHY?! I hear many of you ask. Aside from being slightly mad, it is all to raise money for the most fantastic charity, Ambitious about Autism, whose aim is to ‘make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism.’ Over the past 18 months, Covid-19 induced lockdown measures and the resulting changes in routine have hit young people with autism particularly hard, which makes it all the more important to raise as much money as possible to provide all the support that they need. Having grown up alongside my two wonderful autistic cousins, and seen first-hand the challenges that they and the family have faced, I am incredibly excited to be supporting such a worthy cause. Thanks to your amazing support, we have already raised over £10k and are now looking to reach £15,000![/p][p][br][/p][p]Please take the time to click onto the Ambitious About Autism website below, and donate if you can. The entire MdS trip is self-funded, so every penny raised will go straight to the charity. THANK YOU VERY MUCH![/p][p] [url=https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/about-us]https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/about-us[/url][/p][p]***DUE TO COVID-19, THIS CHALLENGE HAS BEEN POSTPONED NUMEROUS TIMES, FROM ORIGINALLY BEING IN APRIL 2020, THROUGH TO OCTOBER 2021 (London Marathon) AND MARCH/APRIL 2022 (MdS)***[/p]

Supporters


Oct 12, 2021

Anonymous

Top Stuff Digby!!!

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Oct 10, 2021

Lottie M

You absolute champ! Congrats digs and the rest of Colin xxxx

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 6, 2021

Tom Savill

Well done Diggers!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 6, 2021

carola weymouth

Great effort! well done all 6 runners.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Gillons x3

Well done Digby and all of Colin!! Amazing effort

£80.00

plus £20.00 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Harry Savilll

Cracking effort lads

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

Ms Cat n Mouse and Family

Wishing you and Brucie and Nicky much love luck and fortitude for your feet in particular. You are AWESOME people running for a great cause. Love Ms Cat n Mouse and all the other Cat n Mices! Oscar Cosi & Scarlett X

£100.00


Oct 4, 2021

Angus D

Scenes. Well done so far and good luck on the MDS.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

Mags

What an effort! Allez Collin

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

Jax budenberg

Well done team Colin !

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid

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