Dave Sumner in the Lake District ahead of his walk for the MS Society
director of East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering firm BSP
Consulting, David Sumner, is preparing to lace up his boots for his latest
fundraising challenge in aid of MS research.
the years, David and his supporters have raised thousands of pounds for the MS
Society – a cause close to his heart, as his wife Pat has been living with the
condition for more than 20 years.
2014, David raised more than £6,000 for MS Society research after climbing Mt
2016, he took part in the 10in10 – an annual walk which conquers ten peaks in
ten hours in the Lake District and which raises money for the charity to spend
on research into the debilitating neurological condition.
collecting almost £1,850 last year, he has decided to undertake the challenge
for a second time and on 24th June will be embarking on the walk
once more with the aim of raising a further £2,000. But this time he hopes to
‘fell run’ most of the 16-mile distance.
of the main goals in MS research currently is to encourage repair of the damage
to the myelin surrounding the nerve cell, hopefully restoring function to the
nerve and protecting it from damage,” said David. “There are no treatments yet
but research is making great strides all the time and is looking promising. The
hope that one day there may be a treatment for this disease is what really spurs
me on to continue fundraising.”
total of £250,000 has been raised for research by the 10in10 challenge since it
began in 2011 – created by Yvonne Booth in response to her husband Duncan’s
diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010, at the age of 39.
the MD of Nottingham-headquartered BSP Consulting, will be joining others for
the 16-mile event, which starts at Newlands Valley near Keswick and takes in Causey
Pike, Sail, Crag Hill, Wandope, Whiteless Pike, High Snockrigg, Robinson, Dale
Head, High Spy, and Maiden Moor.
has set up a fundraising page for donations here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/David-Sumner2
am so grateful to all the colleagues, associates and clients in the
construction sector in the East Midlands and beyond who have supported me most
generously in the past, along with friends and family,” said David. “I really
hope they can continue that superb support and help find a treatment for this
devastating condition.”
Consulting, which has its head office in Oxford Street, Nottingham, and
branches in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, provides a comprehensive range of
consultancy services in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation and
environmental engineering to all sectors of the construction community, from
architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents.
It was founded in 1999 and operates across the UK.

For more information, visit www.bsp-consulting.co.uk
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