Charity walk in memory of Michael Rice

Martin Wales, Education and Training Officer and friends ask for your support for their charity walk in honour of the late Michael Rice:

This year I have planned for us to walk the length of Peddars way (Knettisham to Holme-next-to-sea) and then the North Norfolk Coastal path from Holme-next-to-sea to Hopton-next-to-sea. 

This mammoth walk is a total of 130 miles

Why I hear you ask???

So, we have decided to set this monster challenge in the loving memory of a close brother and friend who died on the 31st July 2013 at the age of 34. 

Michael Rice's unexpected death shocked the family and many friends.  From this tragic event I decided to create the Michael Rice Annual Invitational football shield to raise money for charities.  So far, this event has raised over £10,000 for the British Heart Foundation. 

I decided this year that we needed to up the challenge to raise more money for charity, Mike's brother, Steve Rice and I have decided that pushing ourselves to the limits physically and mentally is the way forward.

The start of the 130 mile walk will begin on Friday 20th September 2019 at 6.00am with the intention to finish on the Sunday evening. 

We will not be leaving the walking route during the planned 60 hours of madness, eating and sleeping along the way.

This year, we have decided to raise money for two charities, splitting the funds raised 50/50 between East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and Harry vs. Neuroblastoma

We all know how vital EAAA are in providing pre-hospital critical care and that they do this all through charitable donations/funds.

Harry vs. Neuroblastoma is all about a gorgeous little Norwich boy called Harry Deeba.  Harry was diagnosed with neuroblastoma which is a rare aggressive form of cancer that mainly affects children under the age of 5. Harry recently visited Longwater ambulance station in Norwich.

This walk is going to be a massive physical and psychological nightmare.  I hope that my colleagues within EEAST will spare some pennies to help us achieve our £4,000 target.

Anyone wanting to sponsor us can do so via just giving: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mike-rice-monster130

Martin Wales
Education & Training Officer/Senior Paramedic

Published 2nd August 2019

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