In December, Marion Meaney turned 79. To mark her 80th year on the planet and to celebrate her retirement from her seven-day-a-week job, she decided to walk the Thames Path Challenge for Moorfields Eye Charity.
The Thames Path Challenge is a trek around the full length of the Thames Path, which stretches all the way from Gloucestershire to Greenwich (London) and is the only long distance path to follow a river for most of its length. In total, that comes to a whopping 198 miles!
Marion took on the challenge throughout April and has just successfully completed it. In the process she's managed to raise a fabulous £2,262.50, with donations still flooding in! She generously chose to support us because of the amazing treatment she recieved from Mr Zublin Saihan at Moorfields Eye Hospital, saying "if it wasn't for him I would not have been able to take on this venture".
Marion is a modern day superwoman and we are so grateful for her tremendous fundraising efforts for us. We think it's time to put your feet up and enjoy a well deserved break!
Think you're up to a challenge like this? Whether you've got your own ideas or would like to join us for one of our events, we'd love to support you in your fundraising efforts however we can. For more information or to join #TeamMoorfields please contact Louise Taylor on 020 7521 4614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.