Kettering woman organises Warrior Walk to raise money for MS charity

Kelly Spencer.
Kelly Spencer.

A Kettering woman who was suddenly diagnosed with MS has organised a ‘Warrior Walk’ to raise money for a charity which helps those with the condition.

Kelly Spencer’s world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed in February, after initially losing sight in her eye.

But rather than being overawed by the news, she set up an online journal of her battles in a bid to raise awareness.

Her page has reached thousands of people and now she’s doing her bit to raise funds herself with an event in August at Wicksteed Park.

She said: “I’m organising and taking part in a ‘Warrior Walk’ on August 7 from 10am-2pm.

“People will donate and walk around Wicksteed Park to raise funds, it’s just under three miles.

“It sounds like a lot but people do that when they walk around the park with their kids anyway.

“All of the money raised is going to the MS Society and I’d love as many people to come and walk as possible.

“If I can raise £1,000 Barclays will match it, which is fantastic.”

As well as the walk there will be a number of fun day stalls taking place, including a bouncy castle and face painting.

There will also be a raffle with prizes including a months membership at Balance Gym and a tea for two at Whittlebury Hall.

Since her diagnosis Kelly has continued to work part-time as a carer and is still coming to terms with her condition.

She added: “It takes a long time to get to grips with it.

“Some days you feel better than others.

“I will always have the pains but I am positive and trying to look at it in a positive way.

“If I can do something good out of this then that would be great.”

To donate to Kelly’s cause, click here.

To follow Kelly’s journey with MS, click here.