Neil and Phil walking for Motor Neurone Disease research


We are raising funds to help sufferers of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and to aid research into this disease.

We are 7 friends. Decades ago we all worked together. Now cards, sport, fun, food and drink provide the catalyst for gatherings and mayhem.

Neil Watkins is one of our group. 2021 is the 25th anniversary of the passing of Neil’s brother, Andrew, from Motor Neurone Disease.  Andrew was just 36. Neil wanted to do something to mark his passing and decided he would walk the 102 miles of the Cotswold Way in under a week and raise money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. This charity helps fund research into the causes of MND, to investigate potential cures, and to make grants to sufferers of MND and enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.

Neil invited the rest of the group to join him and share the crack and pain of 102 miles of walking. Naturally we all accepted his challenge.