Our thanks to Andrew Murphy, Tony Claughan, Matty Winn, Reuben Horner and Thomas Morson for fundraising for us, once again, in memory of Andrew’s wife, Eleanor.
Incredibly, Forever Eleanor fundraising has already raised £33,000 for Eleanor’s chosen charities – our Foundation, Maggie’s and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Andrew Murphy, Tony Claughan, Matty Winn, Reuben Horner and Thomas Morson
On the 1st August, Andrew, Tony, Matty and Reuben will continue fundraising and will begin to walk the 80 miles from Lodore Falls, Keswick, to Sacriston in County Durham. The walk will take four days and they will have a support van meeting them at check points, carrying all belongings and supplies (driven by Thomas Morson).
Along the way they will stay over at Penrith, Alston and Stanhope before heading back to Sacriston Cricket Club on 4th August, where there will be a huge ‘welcome back’ party.
Unfortunately, since deciding to take on this challenge, Andrew suffered a stroke. This happened 13 weeks ago and is going to make the challenge much more difficult for Andrew – however, he is determined to complete it.
Andrew and Eleanor Murphy were married at Lodore Falls, the starting point for this walk, on the 31st July 2010.
Eleanor Murphy (nee Taylor) is described as “a beautiful, kind 34-year-old history teacher, who had everything to live for – a wonderful husband and a gorgeous two-year-old son, Zac.”
In April 2015 on a weekend away Eleanor became seriously ill and was hospitalised. Devastatingly, she was diagnosed with a grade 4 brain tumour.
Eleanor remained very positive and brave through her illness and her only wish was to see Zac grow up. She underwent two brain surgeries and treatment but the tumour was very aggressive. Sadly, just 12 weeks following diagnosis, Eleanor passed away.
Our thanks to Andrew, Tony, Matty, Reuben and Thomas, and everyone who is supporting them, as they undertake the Forever Eleanor walk in memory of a very special woman.
If you would like to donate, please visit: Forever Eleanor Virgin Money Giving