MEMBERS of the Widnes postal service will be taking on an impressive walk to raise funds for a colleague’s terminally ill son.

The 14-mile walk, which 40 colleagues will take part in, will be from the Albert Dock in Liverpool to The Mill Brow Social Club in Widnes.

Arthur McCormick-Hughes suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is an incurable, life-limiting disease characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. 

The postal workers are hoping to raise as much money as possible to buy Arthur, from Widnes, an all-terrain wheelchair.

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Although Arthur can walk at the moment, he will be confined to a wheelchair in the not too distant future. 

The wheelchair will mean that Arthur won’t be as limited in the activities he can do, he will be able to enjoy days out with his family and it will give him some independence and freedom. 

Stephen Kelly, who is helping to organise the walk, said: “This means a great deal to Arthur and his family.

“He’s one of our own so we’re just really happy to help and try and raise as much as we can for the family. 

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“We hope to try and take away some of the stress and burden that they are feeling.”

The team are hoping to raise £5,000 towards the wheelchair, which usually cost around £18,000. 

Stephen said that they have already received a lot of support and have raised £1,700 in ten days.  

To support the walkers and help raise funds for the wheelchair, you can donate via the GoFundMe page: