PSP is a rare progressive degenerative brain disorder that is untreatable, it affects brain cells that control balance, walking, coordination, eye movement, speech, swallowing, and thinking. Over 10,000 people in the UK are suffering with this life changing disease and regrettably that number is increasing. It is incredibly difficult to diagnose as so little is known about it.
A close family friend of MD, Mark Twelves, Lindsay Coney was diagnosed with PSP in November 2021 after suffering from the symptoms for a number of years. Lindsay’s Husband, Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor and a Partner in PWC Agricultural Surveyors in Preston, Lancashire. Andrew and Lindsay have decided they want something positive to come out of this and Andrew has therefore arranged a sponsored ‘Walk for Lindsay’ to support Lindsay, raise money for the PSP Association and raise awareness of this devastating disease.
The walk will be over six days at the beginning of June, completing The Two Roses Way, a 100-mile circular route from Whalley, Lancashire their nearest market town, into Yorkshire and back again. The target is to raise £20,000 for the PSPA (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association) who aim to improve the quality of life for people living with the condition providing information and support to those and their families.
This is deeply personal to Mark as his mother-in-law, Sue Lightfoot, was also diagnosed with PSP which ultimately led to her premature death. It has also affected another close family friend and is understandably, therefore something that is very close to his and his wife Nicky’s heart.
Litton have been asked to be one of the main sponsors and we are delighted to be able to offer our support and have made a significant donation. Mark has begun training for #WallkForLindsay as they will be averaging 17 miles per day. Other members of the Litton team have signed themselves up to participate in the walk for one day.
We are looking to our friends and business contacts for support and donations, by offering Litton a pledge or making a donation directly to their Just Giving page.
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