Phil Spencer

On Friday 4th October 2019 at 5am I will set off on a walk from Rotherham to Scarborough which is approximately 84 miles. I will be walking non stop through the night until I reach Scarborough on the Saturday.

Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA or FA) is an autosomal recessive genetic disease that causes difficulty walking, a loss of sensation in the arms and legs and impaired speech that worsens over time. Many people also have a form of heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Friedreich’s ataxia affects approximately 1 in every 40,000 people.

There’s no cure for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Ataxia UK need help to fund further research.

Phil Spencer