Supporter Spotlight: Michael Dooley
24 May 2017
Join us this Spring Bank Holiday weekend as we support Michael Dooley, who is walking 100km to help raise vital funds for the charity.
Challenge: London to Brighton Challenge, walking 100km in 30 hours
When: 27th - 28th May 2017
Where: You've guessed it... London to Brighton
As an NHS Consultant, and with family members affected by osteoporosis, Michael has seen the direct impact that osteoporosis can have on those living with the condition.
“I know the importance of early diagnosis, early management and ongoing care for my patients, both young and old. I have seen the fantastic work that the National Osteoporosis Society does, and I want to raise as much money as I can to help the charity continue its vital work.”
A bit of background:
Back in 2012, Michael organised and took on London 25, a challenge event that saw him and 24 of his family and friends walk for 25 continuous hours around London, in aid of both the National Osteoporosis Society and Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Their efforts raised an astounding £50,000, which was split between both charities.
Following on from the amazing success of London 25, Michael is back this year with a new fundraising challenge for both charities in celebration of his 60th birthday - aptly named ‘Challenge 60’. His 100km walk is only half of the mammoth challenge that Michael has set himself for 2017… stay tuned for details of part two later this year.
We wish Michael and his friends all the very best of luck for part one of Challenge 60 and can’t wait to hear how they get on.
Feeling inspired? Find out how you can support the charity
We rely on the support and generosity of people like you to fund our vital work and the essential services we provide. Together, we can build a brighter future for people affected by osteoporosis and fragile bones.
From marathon runs and daredevil stunts to coffee mornings and community fundraisers, there’s plenty of ways that you can get involved to help make a real difference to those living in the UK with osteoporosis.
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