Walk for Waldenstrom's
Walk for Waldenstrom's
Following the huge success of Walk for Waldenstrom’s last year and the launch of our Support Line, we are relaunching Walk for Waldenstrom’s this August to help us continue to support people living with WM.
To do this, we want to raise £25,000. We’re asking you to walk, cycle, run or any other way to complete 25 miles in August of this year. We are asking you to walk 25 miles – for every 10 people that take up the challenge, you’ll be covering the same distance as the London to Paris bike ride that is also going on this month. We know not everyone can commit to cycling a gruelling 250 miles, which is why we’ve come up with this challenge so the whole WM community can get involved.
25 miles in a month is just 1820 steps a day for the month of August – something almost everyone can take part in!
How will I help?
Whether you plan a few longer wanders with friends, hike the hills, or just want to count your daily steps, every penny you raise will ensure people affected by WM will always have somewhere to turn to find answers, support and advice.
Every penny you raise by joining Walk for Waldenstrom’s will go towards supporting our WM community, ensuring people affected by WM have somewhere to turn.
In November 2022, WMUK launched the UK’s first ever WM-specific support line. The WMUK Support Line will be a vital service for people affected by Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia, their families and friends. Staffed by a WM healthcare professional, it will be open to anyone who needs expert information, advice, or simply a listening ear. This is just one of the ways WMUK supports new patients and it is something we want to continue to grow.
By joining together with friends, family and the WM community, you’ll be able to make the WMUK Support Line a reality, and ensure everyone with WM has somewhere to turn to find answers, reassurance and hope.
How do I take part?
It’s easy to join Walk for Waldenstrom’s:
1. Sign up
2. Choose your walking route and set a date in August
3. Set up a giving page and share with family and friends
We’ll send you a T-shirt, poster, and sponsorship form, as well emailing you loads of ideas
and advice to help you raise money.
Organising a walk can be as simple as meeting a few friends for a wander around your local park. You could do laps of your garden, or test yourself with climbing the stairs as many times as possible.
However you decide to walk, the important thing is you’re coming together with the WM community to improvethe lives of everyone living with the disease.
Your Walk for Waldenstrom’s is as unique as your are! Here are some of our favourite walking ideas:
Get social – invite friends out for a walk-and-talk. You could even bring a picnic for a half-way break (donations for cupcakes, of course!)
Dig out the hiking boots – feeling more adventurous? Take on a hike. Remember to bring suitable clothing and water supplies.
Stay safe – If you’re isolating, you can still get involved. Do laps of your garden, or challenge yourself to hike up the stairs 25, 50 or even 100 times!
Fancy dress – give your friends and family a giggle and dress up for your walk. We recommend a superhero outfit – after all you’re a superhero in our eyes!
Junior navigators – why not get children or grandchildren involved and let them set the route, you never know what interesting places you’ll end up!
Donating your sponsorship
If you’re raising all your funds on JustGiving, you haven’t got anything to think about here – all the funds will automatically go to WMUK without you having to lift a finger. Set up a giving page here.
If you’re raising your funds offline, we recommend paying in any cash to your own bank account and then donating your sponsorship in one lump sum via our donation page. You can post your sponsorship form to us at WMUK, Foden House, 47 London Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7JT so we can claim any eligible gift aid.
Any cheques should be made out to ‘WMUK’ and be sent to us at the same address above. Please include a note to let us know the cheque is sponsorship towards your walk.