Thanks to the goodwill and generosity of those he met along his way around the coast of Northern Ireland from Derry to Rostrevor, and when all the sponsorship and pledges are received, the walk will have realised almost £30,000, exceeding Steve’s original £25,000 target. Every penny will go towards our ongoing lifesaving and life-changing work, carrying out research, raising awareness and rebuilding futures.
Steve, 68, started the 201-mile walk in Londonderry, arriving in Rostrevor eight days later. The miles he walked add to the 12,000 he’s already covered for us over the years since he launched Meningitis Now and the money raised adds to the £2 million he’d previously raised from walks alone in that time – an amazing achievement!
Steve told us: “This walk may have been my last long-distance walk, but that doesn’t mean the scourge of meningitis is beaten yet. Every year thousands more lives are impacted by this devastating disease and the fight against it is far from over – to think so just puts lives at risk.”
And it won’t be Steve’s last visit to Northern Ireland either.
“I will continue to visit Northern Ireland on a regular basis to meet families affected by meningitis, raise awareness and attend events organised by our supporters,” he said.
“We will continue to save lives and prevent disability through our work and I would like to hear from families in Northern Ireland who have experienced meningitis and could help us continue our journey.”
To get in touch with Steve email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.