12:00 - 30 April 2003
A FUND-Raiser who is walking 500 miles from Edinburgh to London for charity is to pass through Congleton next month.
Simon Cave, the 65-year-old son of Sir Richard Cave, who founded the Multiple Sclerosis Society, sets out this Saturday from Edinburgh to raise money for the charity organisation. On Thursday, May 15, he will walk 16 miles from Macclesfield, through Congleton, and on to Biddulph.
He will stay overnight in Biddulph before completing the next day's 18-mile stage to Stone.
Simon is taking his 'one million steps for MS' to mark the Society's 50th anniversary.
He said: "As well as founding the Society, my father devoted his life to caring for my mother who contracted MS.
"A heart bypass eight years ago gave me a new lease of life. Walking is such an everyday activity but one denied to so many people with MS."
Simon can be sponsored on-line at http://www.justgiving.com/millionsteps
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