An Amble based travel expert who specialises in making travel accessible everywhere and inclusive to everyone is telling her husband to get on his bike to support a national MS charity.
Lizzie Adamson-Brown has pledged to raise much needed funds for Morpeth based charity, MS Research and Relief Fund (MSRRF) and she’s putting her travel planning and organisational skills to good use by sending her husband Colin on a gruelling cross country cycle ride.
In May, Colin will be cycling the famous Coast To Coast route from Workington in Cumbria to Tynemouth and will cover more than 130 miles in just three days. Training is going well and Colin hopes to raise much needed funds for the charity. He will be joined on the ride by other volunteers raising money for MSRRF.
Lizzie runs her own travel business as part of leading independent travel company Travel Counsellors. As well as mainstream holiday bookings such as cruises, family beach holidays and exotic location breaks, she has developed a wealth of expertise in arranging travel for people with health conditions or disabilities. She is passionate about helping people have the holiday they want no matter what physical restrictions they may have and after seeing the work of MSRRF at close hand, she decided to help the charity.
Dan Nelson, Fundraising Manager from MSRRF said, “People like Colin and Lizzie getting behind our work here is invaluable. We support people affected by Multiple Sclerosis and their carers by providing facilities for complementary therapies and equipment for exercise sessions. This helps to ease the symptoms of MS and increases fitness and mobility. Colin is doing the hard, physical work with our team of volunteers on the ride but Lizzie is giving us her expertise and practical information for those with MS and their carers who need a well deserved holiday or short break. It’s great to have them both supporting us.”
The charity helps people with MS all over the UK by giving grants for aids and adaptions, equipment and respite care. For those who are within travelling distance of Morpeth, the facilities include exercise classes and state of the art gym equipment with qualified trainers on hand to ensure that the best advice and support is given.
Lizzie added, “We weren’t aware that this fantastic facility was in Morpeth and when Dan showed Colin and I around and we saw the difference they were making to people with MS, we both wanted to do something to help. It’s quite funny that Colin is going on a three day cycling “holiday” while I offer holiday advice. It’s important that we stick to our strengths. Joking aside, I am very proud of him for doing this huge cycle ride for the charity.”
To support Colin:
For more information about inclusive travel, please contact Lizzie Adamson-Brown on e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For info about the charity:
Fundraising Manager, MS Research and Relief Fund, Benmar House, Choppington Road, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2HX
t: 01670 505 829
m: 07891 228 610