Hi Everyone, I'm asking today for some sponsorship and support. So I can participate in a new fundraising event called "Walk for Walton during the month of May.

It is to raise funds for the Walton Centre's Home from Home, patients family accommodation.

Home from Home is provided free to families who need it thanks to charity supporters. It costs approx £50,000 a year to run the unit.

It ensures families including children can stay close to loved ones. Who are undergoing life saving treatment at the Walton Centre Hospital.

The Walton Centre are the only specialist hospital trust in the UK dedicated to providing comprehensive neurology, neurosurgery, spinal and pain management services. They are proud to be rated as an ‘Outstanding’ Trust by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and champion change throughout the field of neuroscience.

I have been receiving treatment at The Walton Centre since July 2021. I have up until February this year had 4 operations. Which I am extremely grateful for. I will remain under their care indefinately. The round trip journey from home is 126 miles. Should I ever need to use the Home from Home accommodation it would be invaluable to my family and Eden.

During May I have to walk 100,000 steps. Which I'm sure I can achieve. It's really fitting to me that money is to be raised in this way. As the main thing I always ask the doctors to do when I'm in hospital. Is to make me well enough to be able to walk Eden to school myself.

So please support me in any small way you can, I will be truly grateful. Thank you in advance. Helena Crompton