Wisbech surgeries are taking donations for a doctor who is trekking 46 miles to raise money for palliative care in the Fens

Dr Andrew Wordsworth and his dog doing charity walk for palliative care services in Fenland/Arthur r

Dr Andrew Wordsworth and his dog doing charity walk for palliative care services in Fenland/Arthur rank Hopsice. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A doctor who is raising money for palliative care in the Fens with a 46 mile coastal walk has enlisted the help of other surgeries for his fund raising mission.

Dr Andrew Wordsworth is walking for Arthur Rank and local palliative care services in Wisbech and the Fens.

Donations could previously only be made online but now four surgeries have agreed to take cash donations for anybody who is not comfortable making online payments.

“We are now 15 per cent of the way to the target of £2500,” he said.

“Up until now giving has only really been possible via my Just Giving page but now the Wisbech GP surgeries Clarkson, North Brink, Parson Drove and Trinity have kindly agreed to act as cash collection points for those wishing to donate using the more traditional method.

“For those who have not yet given and would like to help local people, please feel free to make any cash donation, large or small, at your GP surgery.

“Just tell them it is for Dr Wordsworth’s sponsored walk and they will make sure it gets to the right place.”

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Dr Wordsworth has gone from being a self confessed couch potato to training daily to prepare for the walk along the Norfolk coastal path.

Along with his four year old Jack Russell Oscar, he is striding out on daily walks of up to six miles along with 32 mile bike rides up to three time a week to prepare for his charity challenge.

Dr Wordswoth, 51, who lives in March and is a senior partner at Trinity Surgery in Wisbech, has pledged to match fund donations up to £500 to encourage others to back his walk.

“I want to lead by example by fund raising towards this. If there is wide public support for the project this will hopefully show the NHS there is a real local demand to fund improvements.”

His four day trek from Hunstanton to Cromer begins on May 16. Oscar will join him on the trail.

To donate visit Just Giving at justgiving.comAndrew-Wordsworth1.

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