Memorial autumn walk

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An autumn walk through Sheffield’s Porter Valley was held to raise funds for a local charity.

The Gold Leaf Walk was organised by Fran Hall, aged 30, from Beauchief and Megan Wordsworth, 28, from Ecclesall, to raise money for the South Yorkshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

A total of 15 walkers took part in the seven-mile circular hike from Endcliffe Park to Ringinglow and back via the Porter Valley.

The women set up the walk after losing loved ones to Motor Neurone Disease - Fran’s mother Wendy Hall died in 2010 and Megan’s aunt Angela Dalton lost her life in August.

Fran said: “I wanted to make sure that people living with this condition in the area could have access to the equipment and help they need.

“When my mum was alive she couldn’t have coped without the equipment provided free of charge by the local MNDA. The walk wasn’t easy, particularly the incline up the Porter Valley.”

Megan added: “It was a great way to raise money for such a worthy cause that really helps people at a grassroots level. Conversations on the route made me realise more people have or know someone with MND than you would think.”
The group raised £300.