A family are to walk in memory of a much missed local mum, with the event being organised by her teenage daughter.
The family and friends of Becky Goodburn, who sadly passed away in September 2018, are to walk from Thorne to Fishlake in remembrance of her and raise money and awareness for Fibromyalgia.
The walk has been organised by Becky’s daughter Macie and will take place on what would have been Becky’s birthday. Macie says on her Just Giving page: “My mum should be here celebrating her birthday but sadly she’s not – so I want to do something in her memory and not let her birthday go unnoticed. I’ve chosen to organise a memory walk and would like you all to join me if you can and at the end raise a glass for my mum.”
It is hoped the walk will raise money and awareness of Fibromyalgia, a condition that affected Becky. “My mum suffered terribly with fibromyalgia and towards the end of her life she couldn’t walk far”, said Macie (pictured above with her mum, Becky).
Fibromyalgia is described by FMA UK, a charity set up to support people with the illness, as “a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue”.
According to the NHS, there is no current cure for fibromyalgia, and the exact cause is unknown, but treatments are available to help relieve the symptoms. It is said that anyone can develop the illness, although it affects around seven times as many women as men. The NHS say the condition typically develops between the ages of 30 and 50, but can occur in people of any age, including children and the elderly. They add that while it’s not clear exactly how many people are affected by fibromyalgia, some estimates suggest nearly 1 in 20 people may be affected by it to some degree.
The walk organised by Macie sets off from Thorne Democratic Club at 1.00pm on Sunday 5 May. Walkers will return back to the democratic club for food and a karaoke. To support the event, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/macie-wilson
For more information about FMA UK, visit: www.fmauk.org