Kelly Palmer

Total 579,373 steps

My goal 400000 steps

Half a million steps and a 32 mile walk completed!!

We did it!!
Yesterday, March 30th, we completed the ultimate challenge of walking 32 miles all the way to Manchester. It was gruelling to say the least! At the 20 mile mark things got even tougher when I had a flare up of sciatica and developed bursitis, inflammation of the hip joint. It made walking incredibly painful. I struggled to bear weight on my right leg and at this point I’d also developed multiple blisters on my feet. By the end of the walk, it was taking almost an hour to walk 1 mile. What was estimated to be a 10 hour walk turned in 14 hours of walking with just a handful of 5 minute breaks. But despite the pain and the pace we were going, I was not going to give up. We pushed through and just made it to Manchester with just enough energy to go for a train home. We climbed straight into bed and went straight to sleep. 
This morning, I woke up unable to walk. The pain I was experiencing in my hip, leg and back forced me to call 111 and had to see a doctor at the hospital. I’ve now got 6-8 weeks of recovery time and have to rest up in bed for the next 3/4 days. And despite the injuries sustained and pain it’s caused,  I have zero regrets.  I’m still in awe of all the generous donations I’ve received and can’t believe I’ve raised over £1000 for this worthy cause. I’m so grateful to each and every one of you who have supported me and made a huge difference to a cause so close to my heart. 
I’ve also smashed my monthly step target and walked over half a million steps in March! I’m so happy March is over 😂 
I’m incredibly proud of myself and my team (Phil, Rio and Gordon), who I could not have done this without, for achieving this goal and smashing this challenge!

400k reached!

Despite suffering with sciatica and a stay in hospital, I’ve somehow managed to absolutely smash my target of 400k steps! In less than 24 hours I’ll be starting my biggest challenge yet. I’ve got my walking boots and hiking sticks at the ready! Im so psyched to get this challenge started, even if it does mean getting up at 5am to get a head start! 😂
A huge thank you to everyone that’s sponsored me so far, I’m amazed to say I’ve surpassed my target by over £100 which I’m eternally grateful for. I hope to do everyone proud tomorrow as I undergo what will be my biggest physical challenge in my life. 

400k in March and a 32 mile finale!

As most of you reading this know, I have a beautiful son on the autism spectrum so I’m doing this for him and all the other amazing children out there living with this condition. 
I’ve challenged myself to walk 15k steps a day throughout the whole of March, aiming for a total of 400,000 steps! 
Not to do things by halves, I want to round off the month with a mammoth challenge of walking 32 miles! On Saturday March 30th, I will be attempting to walk along the river Calder, all the way to Manchester. For those who know me, walking has never been my strong point so this is going to be, not only physically challenging, but also mentally challenging to say the least. So I hope by doing this challenge I can raise funds to help make the lives of those living with ASD that much easier.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and an even bigger thank you for your donations. 
Kelly x

My Achievements

Added profile picture

Shared page

First donation received

Raised £20 t-shirt is on its way

50% fundraising target

100% fundraising target

Challenge completed

First 10,000 steps completed

Thank you to my Sponsors

£373.36

Anonymous

£50

Margaretta O’donnell

£50

James Mcdonagh

£32

Phil Palmer

You will smash it ❤️❤️

£31.20

Sally Lee

£26

Issac Graham

£26

Shantel Johnson

Well Done Kelly!! Super proud of you 🤍🤍🤍

£23.92

Southern Janet

£22.88

Mark Rollins

Good luck Kelly. Great cause

£20.80

Traci Murphy

£20.80

Leanne Grice

Good luck Kelly. What a fantastic cause 👏

£20.80

Megan Bagley

Amazing! You got this 💪🏻

£20

David Southern

Good luck Kelly

£16.64

Sarah Wynne

£16.64

Southern Janet

£16.64

Anonymous

£13

Gordon B

£12.48

Amber Naylor

£12.48

Sue

Very well done

£12.48

Janet Southern

£12.48

Jonny Southern

Good luck Kelly x

£12.48

Letitia Hesselden

Well done kell!

£12.48

David Southern

Smash it Kelly

£12.48

Neil Dear

You've got this 💪

£12

Anonymous

£11.35

Neil Dear

£11

Gordon B

£10.40

Michelle Sunderland

You will absolutely smash it matey. So proud of you 🩷 I’ll get you some peperami’s to help your recovery 😂

£10.40

Janet Gent

£10.40

Mathew Rowley

Your doing an amazing job x

£10.40

Sam

⭐️A huge congratulations Kelly ⭐️

£10.40

Thomas Southern

£10.40

Kirsty Baldwin

£10.40

Kirstie

£10.40

Jamie Dennis

Well done

£10

Carole Brayshaw

£10

Jo Wilkinson

£10

Dannii

£10

Pamela Palmer

Good luck Kelly I'm sure you'll smash it xx

£10

Joanne Wilkinson

Good Luck Kelly love Ann & Donald x

£5.20

Chloe Senior

Good luck K🤞 can’t wait to see you looking wasted at work.

£5.20

Kerry Fitzpatrick

Cheering yas on!

£5.20

Chantelle Dennis

I think this is really amazing what you ate doing lovely I have donated £5 not alot but its all I can do xxxx

£5.20

Kelly Palmer

£5.20

Beth Towell

£5.20

Carole Kelly

Good luck sweetheart xx ❤️❤️

£5.20

M Mcd

£5

Paisley

From Paisley xxx

£5

Chloe Senior