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Putting ‘d’feat’ forward sees funeral staff raise money for MND charity

Funeral workers from Plymouth recently got together to put on their walking boots and raise over £500 for charity.

Staff from the Co-operative Funeralcare in Plymstock were joined by their friends and colleagues for a three-and-a-half mile walk around the Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor.

The walk was part of the Motor Neurone Disease Association’s annual ‘Walk to D’feat’ event. Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which attacks the upper and lower motor neurones with no known cause or cure.

Participating funeral director Chris Tremaine, who dubbed the walk the ‘Burrator Bimble’, said: “We did the walk in support of a very close friend, Pete Charlick, who has MND. He is only in his 40s and has a young family. His determination to combat the effects of the disease is incredible.

“We would like to thank all of our colleagues, friends and family who sponsored us. It was a fairly cool morning but ideal for walking and everyone enjoyed themselves.”

Image: (L-R) The Co-operative Funeralcare’s Richard Parson and Barbara Spilsbury; Pete Charlick; and Chris Tremaine.

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