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Total raised so far


£1,360.00 of £5,000 target +£315.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

4 days ago

Iain McVicar

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Mark

1 week ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago


£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Very best of luck Mark

2 weeks ago

Sam Green

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

Wishing you all the best Mark and hope the walk goes well

2 weeks ago

Katherine and Mike Michaels

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

Supporting you all the way Mark- you’ve got this 🤗

2 weeks ago


£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

We are all behind you Mark. Good luck for your walk.

3 weeks ago

Zoe Rayson

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

3 weeks ago

Jacq and Mark Wanstall

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

In memory of our lovely friend. xxx

3 weeks ago



3 weeks ago

Alex Stevens

£70.00 + £17.50 Gift Aid

Mark Pope is raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association and St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice

In memory of Julie who died of MND in 2022, Mark is walking the South West Coast Path

Event dates: 3rd April 2023 – 22nd May 2023

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My story

Julie was diagnosed with the horrible Motor Neurone Disease in July 2021. Very quickly Julie lost the ability to walk and had to spend her time in a wheelchair and would sleep in a hospital bed we had installed. She nevertheless remained strong throughout in her mind even though her body was rapidly slowing down.

Julie died on the 20th of October 2022 in St. Margret’s Hospice Hospice in Taunton.

The one thing that was so special for Me, Julie , Tom and Emily was that when Julie was admitted to St. Margret’s Hospice, they got us a cuddle bed. This is in effect a double hospital bed. What this did is to enable us to all cuddle Julie, something we had not been able to do for over a year.

I want to raise funds to enable the hospice to buy another cuddle bed to help others cuddle their loved ones. The funds will go To St Margrets Hospice to help fund the purchase of a Cuddle bed in memory of Julie.

I am also fundraising for the MND Association to help find ultimately a cure for this horrible disease. The funds raised for the MNDA will go for medical research into a cure.

I plan to walk the Southwest coast path, 660 miles, from Minehead to South Haven point. To spend time on my own and some time with friends and family. At the same time to try to raise valuable funds for these very worthwhile charities.

Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Motor Neurone Disease Association and St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice.

My updates

3 weeks ago

Dear all

Firstly a huge thanks for the very generous donations.

The training is going well , I have done a few hills. I am getting my kit together.

If anyone could make April and May dry and a bit warmer that would be great. I can but dream.

This page is in memory of

Julie Pope

Mark Pope is fundraising for 2 charities

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity number: 294354

St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice

Charity number: 279473

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