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The Fuelcard Company supports cross-country charity challenge

The Fuelcard Company is supporting charity fundraiser Craig Walter by providing him with a Diesel Advance pre-pay fuel card to purchase fuel along his epic cross-country charity challenge.

Twenty-nine year old Walter is on the final stage of his 2,342 mile journey around the UK, which he is completing to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and Martin House Children's Hospice.  

He was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at just four years old – a condition that causes muscles to waste and weaken – and so these are two causes close to his heart.

The charity challenge has so far taken him from his hometown of Wakefield to the ‘start of Great Britain’ at John O’Groats (pictured), then on a tour of the UK via Land’s End London.

Along the way, he has taken in a number of UK landmarks, including a trip to 10 Downing Street where he met with Health Minister, Norman Lamb, to highlight the importance of care for those with muscular dystrophy.

As well as completing the route in his specially-adapted vehicle, Craig has also achieved an impressive half-marathon distance in his wheelchair with support from his two carers, Jody Gabriel and Debs Robinson.

Walter said: “Buying diesel for the trip would have been a large dent in the money we raised and so by The Fuelcard Company providing a fuel card, it means as much of the money raised as possible can go directly to the charities to help those who really need it.”

Walter’s charity drive is being tracked with a GPS device provided by The Fuelcard Company’s partner RAM Tracking that allows supporters to follow his progress live via an online interactive map.

You can watch Walter's journey here and donate here.  

 


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