Walk to support British Thyroid Foundation

Thyroid Walk: Jill Liddington, second left
Thyroid Walk: Jill Liddington, second left

Jill Liddington is currently wearing down the soles of her shoes as she continues a 206 mile walk along canal towpaths, for charity.

West Yorkshire-based Jill, who has a thyroid condition, is hoping to raise £5000 for the British Thyroid Foundation, and on Saturday she will be passing through Milton Keynes.

“I have had hypothyroidism for two years now,” she said, explaining her reasons for embarking on the major walk.

“An underactive thyroid gland leads to severe fatigue, so this walk will be a significant challenge, and I know how crucial it is to raise public awareness of thyroid problems.

“It is a small health charity that does a great job in keeping up-to-date with medical research and maintaining contact with people like me who have thyroid illnesses – of which hypothyroidism is the most common.”

On Saturday, Jill will leave Old Wolverton and walk to Fenny Stratford.

Supporters in the area are invited to join her at 10am prompt at Bridge 68 and walk with her to Giffard Park.

There, walkers and supporters will enjoy a lunchtime reception by members of the MK branch of the British Thyroid Foundation.

“I do hope everyone will support my sponsored walk. It will really make all the difference,” she added.

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