Former NLX and CME executive Thom Lant is walking 300 miles
over 15 days to raise funds for the City Against Motor Neurone
Lant is following the route of the 1930’s
protest march, the Jarrow March from Jarrow in North East
England to London. He started the March on Monday and is
currently in Leeds having started the walk on Monday.
The walk will take 15 days, the original march took 27 days,
finishing in London on Monday 20 March.
The City Against MND Network was established by David
Setters to support those working in and around the City of
London who have been affected by Motor Neurone Disease and to
help find a cure and improve care for those living with it.
"I want to do something to support all the great work my
friend Dave Setters, who has MND, is doing through his City
Against MND Network", said Lant. "Dave works tirelessly to
raise thousands for various charities and is an inspiration in
so many ways."
Setters said: "So many people are generously giving their
time and money to support MND, yet there is so much more that
can and needs to be done.
"I was delighted when Thom told me he wanted to help by
doing the Jarrow March. Since my diagnosis I have made many
friends in the MND community and they will be along the route
to cheer him on."
Lant added: "It is great to see the futures and options
community support the MND Network and generously get behind my
challenge to raise money so we can beat MND. The target is
£3000 and it would be great to beat that."
Donations can be made on the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thom-lant
The end of the walk will be 5pm on Monday 20 March at the
Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall Market, City of London.