Walking Lands End to John O'Groats - 874 miles

Walking Lands End to John O'Groats - 874 miles


+ estimated £59 Gift Aid
£500 target

15 supporters


Jemma Kelly

£20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid 31st Mar 2021 20:55

Started on 29th December 2020 Wallasey, England, United Kingdom

About me:

I have suffered with problems since I was around 13/14 and could never get to the bottom of why I was feeling so bad. Always in pain, feeling low and wanting to sleep all the time. I started to believe that everything that was happening was all in my head as the doctors couldn't seem to find the answers. I went from physio to chiropractors then back to physio but nothing worked. I took painkiller after painkiller but I knew that wasn't the option for the long term. No matter how many times I went to the doctors I still didn't get anywhere other than them telling me I had curvature of the spine. In 2018 I started to feel numb in my left hand and left hand side of my face. This then spread to the whole of the left hand side of my body resulting in me not being able to use my hand. I had to cut all my hair off as I couldn't wash or style it. I was even having to get help to wash and dress. After another MRI I was told that I may have MS but still no proper help. 2019 brought me another relapse effecting both hands by the beginning of 2020 I was having to use crutches to get around as I had no strength in either leg. My feet where also numb. However this brought my actually diagnosis of MS. I felt relief when I heard this as I finally knew I wasn't going crazy and I would get the help I needed. I am now on life long medication for this with the hopes that my illness won't progress any further. MS can and does take so much from people and I want to be able to do everything I can to take a step towards finding a cure.

What I am aiming to do:

Between 1st January 2021 - 31st December 2021 I am planning on completing 874 miles. I will be doing this by walking, exercising and maybe swimming. This is a massive challenge for me but I am determined to complete it so I can raise as much money for the MS Trust. I will update you all monthly on my progress but if you want to know anything else then send me a message. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you :)


Jackie Appleton pledged £5 + an est. £1.25 in Gift Aid
3rd May 2021 at 7:53pm
Sarah Mcdonnell commented

Nice work on hitting the 200 mile point. See you again at 300 miles. 🙌💪 x

11th April 2021 at 7:07pm
Sarah McDonnell pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
11th April 2021 at 7:06pm
Jemma Kelly commented

So amazing! You got this 💕 xx

31st March 2021 at 8:56pm
Jemma Kelly pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
31st March 2021 at 8:55pm
Michelle Turnock commented

Good Luck Nic From Pete, Shell and the kids x

8th March 2021 at 6:33pm
Sarah Mcdonnell commented

Boom.... first 100 miles done. Well done. Keep going! 💪 x

8th March 2021 at 5:59pm
Sarah McDonnell pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
8th March 2021 at 5:58pm
Julie McDonnell pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
3rd March 2021 at 11:45am
Colin Cooper pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
1st March 2021 at 2:45pm

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