A CHARITY helping people with motor neurone disease (MNDA) is appealing for people to take part in this year’s Wirral Coastal Walk.

The annual Wirral Coastal Walk is taking place on Sunday, June 16 and this year the MNDA Wirral group wants to field their largest ever number of walkers. 

Kate Williams, the group’s walk organiser, said: “We can supply MNDA t-shirts for those walking for our cause and they can get the £5 entry fee refunded as a thank you for getting sponsorship for their trek.

“While the overall walk is 12 and a half miles long people can just do four or eight miles - stopping at one of the two control points - if they prefer and every step they take will help us raise much needed funds.”

The walk starts from the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton and finishes at Wirral Country Park with intermediate finishes at Leasowe Common and Kings Gap Hoylake.

Kate added: “MND is a rare disease but sadly, nevertheless, there are, on average, 30 people with it on the Wirral at any one time and they need all the help they can get and the money raised from the walk will be used locally.

“We’ve currently got about 40 walkers signed up, which is fantastic, but we really want to boost that number which is why we’ve issued this appeal for more to join us.”

Anyone interested in walking or making a donation to MNDA Wirral can e-mail mndawirralwalk@outlook.com.