On Sunday 17th September, Hannah Blamire competed her 130-mile journey to raise funds for MND charities.

Hannah, joined by friends and family to support her along the way, ran the entire route of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal over the course of 5 days, taking on a marathon distance every single day. She has raised £3,337 to be split between our Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Appeal and the MND Association.

This wasn’t Hannah’s first fundraising challenge, previously completing the London Marathon and taken on the mammoth challenge of hiking 100 mountains in a year. This latest challenge has taken her accumulative total to over £10,000 for MND charities. 

Read more: The Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Appeal

Hannah said: “It was tough, I was tired, but we didn't stop, we didn't walk, and on Sunday we set the fastest pace of the week! Currently trying to find the words to thank everyone who has been involved in this epic journey. 

“I just want to say a huge thanks to everyone who has sponsored me. Every penny will go to improving things for those who are affected by this life ending disease. Hopefully one day we will have a cure.

“My Dad, Jon, was sadly diagnosed with MND in 2016. You might not have believed it when I was a teenager, but his determination and hard work have always been an inspiration to me. Taking this on is nothing compared to the challenges my Dad and Mum have conquered over the past six and a half years. 

“Families need a lot of support to get through it both emotionally as well as learning to cope with the ever-increasing needs. Even the thought of getting out of the house can become overwhelming so having a new centre should make necessary appointments as simple as they can be.”

You can still sponsor Hannah on her JustGiving page: justgiving.com/hannah-blamire1