Marathon walk and film boost tribute fund for Ned Cullen

Members of Team Ned 2013 who completed the 26.2 mile Seven Sisters Marathon walk
Members of Team Ned 2013 who completed the 26.2 mile Seven Sisters Marathon walk

A tribute fund to a man battling motor neurone disease has been boosted by two events.

A group of women took part in the Seven Sisters marathon walk in Eastbourne with members of the Cambridgeshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and raised about £4,000.

The group were walking in tribute to Ned Cullen, of Queen’s Walk, Stamford, who is battling the disease and his wife Heather was among those who took part.

Ellen Chisholm, who helped organise the event, said: “It was a lot tougher than some of us had expected but it was breathtakingly beautiful.”

Ned’s carer Caroline Alexander also organised a screening of I am Breathing at Stamford Corn Exchange, which told the story of sufferer Neil Platt. She raised £300 and said about 65 people watched the emotional film.

Anyone who wants to can borrow the DVD from Caroline for a small donation to the MNDA. Call her on 07952430877.