How to take part
1 Walk to work & share it on social media with #WalkWithCarmela
2 Text WALK to 70140 to donate your £3 fare
3 Encourage 5 friends to walk
Put yourself in Carmela’s shoes.
At six years old she’d do anything to be out and about, but her LMNA congenital muscular dystrophy means she has to stay at home and shield, even from her own dad, who is a key worker.
Although Carmela finds it difficult to walk, even a short distance, over the course of a week, she is determined to walk around her garden to help raise £1 million for Muscular Dystrophy UK.
And she wants you to join her.
It’s quite simple. Shops and businesses are slowly starting to open up again. But we are encouraged to avoid busy public transport.
So, all you have to do is walk to work, or the last part of your journey; and donate the money you save to MDUK.
And when you do, you’ll be turned into an 8-bit character and join Carmela on the huge digital screen at London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus.
Go on. Feel the breeze, enjoy the sunshine and feel great knowing that, by donating the fare you’ve saved by walking, you could help provide a lifeline for the 70,000 people with muscle-wasting conditions.
People like Carmela and her family.
Texts cost £3 plus one message at your standard network rate. Muscular Dystrophy UK will receive 100% of your donation. Make sure you obtain the bill payer’s permission. For further information, call 0300 012 0172.