The managing director of East Midlands
civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting is tackling a walking
challenge to raise money for charity.
David Sumner will take part in the 10in10 –
an annual walk which conquers ten peaks in ten hours in the Lake District and
which raises money for the MS Society.
In December 2014, he raised more than £6,000
for the charity after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, the highest
free-standing mountain in the world.
Now he is embarking on a second challenge
in support of the organisation, which undertakes research into Multiple
Sclerosis – a condition that David’s wife Pat has been living with for more
than 20 years.
“Multiple Sclerosis is
a debilitating neurological disease with no cure, and I want to do what I can
to raise money to help researchers discover new ways of treatment in the hope
that one day a cure might be found,” said David.
The annual 10in10 challenge was designed
and created by Yvonne Booth in 2011. It was her response to her husband
Duncan’s diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010.
Supporters of the event raise money
specifically for research into stem cell treatment in MS and how stem cells
could be used to repair myelin – the protective layer that surrounds nerve
fibres which is damaged by MS.
The 10in10 takes place
on Saturday 25th June 2016 and will cover a distance of more than 16
miles, starting and finishing near Keswick. The route takes in Causey Pike, Sail, Crag Hill, Wandope, Whiteless Pike, High
Snockrigg, Robinson, Dale Head, High Spy, and Maiden Moor.
David is a founding director of BSP
Consulting, which has offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, and
which provides civil, structural,
traffic, transportation, geotechnical and environmental engineering services
across the construction industry.
A graduate of the
University of Nottingham, he is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers

David’s fundraising page is

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