Burnham-On-Sea resident and long-standing charity fundraiser Steve Fear is joining Meningitis Now founder Steve Dayman on a 17-day trek across England to mark the charity’s 30th anniversary.

Steve Fear, who lost his niece to the disease in 1993, has supported the charity tirelessly for more than two decades through completing numerous walks and challenges in her name.

Following their bereavement, the family were supported by charity founder, Steve Dayman, and the two men formed a friendship which remains strong to this day. Their first walk together in 1994 was the infamous 847 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

This year, to mark the charity’s 30th anniversary, the pair will walk the length of England, stopping at towns and villages which spell out the word ‘meningitis’ and meeting supporters and people affected by the disease along the way.

Steve told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Meningitis Now has done so much for families touched by this awful disease over the past 30 years, and I want to walk with Steve Dayman to show my support of everything he and the charity have achieved.”

The journey starts this Saturday (8th October) in Morpeth near Gateshead, will finish thirty years to the day that The Meningitis Trust was formed on Monday 24th October in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.

To support them by making a donation to Meningitis Now click here. For support and advice on meningitis call the Meningitis Now Helpline on 0808 80 10 388.

Pictured: Steve with his wife Janette after a fundraising walk in 2011