Our bodies can do wonderful things…except from when they can’t!

I’m fundraising for The Walton Centre to help support the patients that we treat, as well as their relatives.

I have the privilege of working on the Complex Rehab Unit, where we treat patients with life changing illnesses and injuries from all over Cheshire and Merseyside, and as far as the Isle of Man. These patients are often in hospital for many months, without their loved ones being able to visit daily. The Home from Home appeal allows relatives of patients who live a distance away to stay in the accommodation, taking away some of the stress that these families are under when supporting their loved ones through their illness.

As a physiotherapist I will regularly set goals with the patients, which require them to push themselves both physically and mentally. Now it’s my turn to push myself. Along with 3 friends I am going to do the Parish Walk, on 24th June.

The Parish Walk is an 85 mile walking race around the Isle of Man, which has to be completed in under 24 hours. Yes…that’s right, in one day.

This is by far the biggest challenge I have ever set myself, and I’m hoping to complete it within the timescale.

Please sponsor me to raise money for The Walton Centre!

Rachel Morton