Support for Mik tops £5,000

The walkers gather before setting off along the Tarka Trail from Bideford to Barnstaple, to help raise money for Mik Morgan's computer appeal. Picture: Graham Hobbs. The walkers gather before setting off along the Tarka Trail from Bideford to Barnstaple, to help raise money for Mik Morgan's computer appeal. Picture: Graham Hobbs.

Friday, August 2, 2013
10:43 AM

Computer appeal for Fremington motor neurone disease sufferer is well under way thanks to big sponsored walk.

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The walkers set off along the Tarka Trail from Bideford to Barnstaple, to help raise money for Mik Morgan's computer appeal. Picture: Graham Hobbs.The walkers set off along the Tarka Trail from Bideford to Barnstaple, to help raise money for Mik Morgan's computer appeal. Picture: Graham Hobbs.

MORE than 40 dedicated walkers turned out during one of the hottest days of the year to help raise money for motor neurone disease sufferer Mik Morgan’s computer appeal.

People of all ages took part in the sponsored walk from Bideford to Barnstaple along the Tarka Trail and raised £4,500 to take the appeal total past the £5,000 mark.

“It’s a fantastic amount, everyone did really well and thoroughly enjoyed it,” said Mik’s wife Jodie, who organised the event.

“We had friends and family taking part, as well as teachers from our daughter Kia’s school, Fremington Primary. Everyone carried on and made it through – Kia was the youngest there and was able to walk the whole 10 miles.

“Mik would like to thank everyone for their support.”

The family is trying to raise £14,000 to get Mik, 31, a Tobii Eye Gaze computer system, which would vastly improve his quality of life.

More events are planned, including a bingo at Bideford Angling Club this Friday (July 19), with doors open at 6pm and eyes down at 7.15.

Fremington school held a non-uniform day on Friday and raised £275.

An ongoing silent auction, with new items added regularly, can be found at the Facebook page ‘Support for Mik… Silent Auctions’.

Claire’s Little Robins nursery at Northam is holding a Summer Fair on August 3 from 2-5pm and there will be a stall supporting Mik on the day.

Anyone who would like to donate can visit youcaring.com/support_for_mik

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