• Making Memories – Raising Funds!

    In 2012 it was the Sahara in Morocco…..10 year later, it was the Jordanian desert to Petra!

    AMEND CEO, Jo Grey and the rest of the ‘Petra Plodders’ embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime fundraising trek in 2022, between 14th – 23rd October.

    The all agreed that it was a tough but extraordinary experience that will never be forgotten.

    You can read all about the trek via this link: https://www.amend.org.uk/petra-plodders-complete-100km-trek/

  • All our trekkers paid for their own trips and had individual fundraising targets of £1,000 which they all smashed!

    You can still sponsor a Petra Plodder if you can!


  • AMEND CEO, Jo Grey

    Jo, pictured here on the Sahara Trek in 2012, is excited to be following in the footsteps of Indiana Jones in visiting the exquisite ancient city of Petra.  Armed with plenty of injectable hydrocortisone in case of adrenal crisis, she’s used to walking the dogs, but not in the kind of heat that they’ll be experiencing!

  • Anna Savin (MEN1 Member)

    Anna has been through the mill with MEN1 which was diagnosed after suffering a range of symptoms from 2017.  She was diagnosed with MEN1 in 2018 and has had multiple surgeries.  She now feels relatively well and is looking forward to trekking in October!

  • Alan Grey (Jo’s husband)

    Alan has been Jo’s ‘wing-man’ on previous adventures to raise funds for AMEND, including the 2012 Sahara Trek, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge, and the London to Brighton Bike Ride.  He has also previously been successful in solo adventures such as the Round the Isle of Wight 24 Hour Challenge (in trainers).  He just loves camels…..not!  Please sponsor Alan via Jo’s page, thanks.


  • Kelly Howell McGee

    Kelly lives in the USA and is fundraising for AMEND for her friend’s husband, John, who has MEN2B.  Kelly came on the 2012 Sahara Trek and it seems she just can’t get the desert out of her mind!  We’re looking forward to catching up with Kelly again in Jordan.


  • Katherine Rice

    Also from the USA and best friends with Kelly (above and pictured), Kathy’s husband, John, has MEN2B.  An ex- AMEND Sahara trekker from 2012 (together with her dad, Al, who was 70 at the time!), Kathy also loves the outdoors generally and regularly hikes in the beautiful countryside near her family’s home.

  • Hannah Walmsley

    I was diagnosed with M.E.N. (Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia – type 2B) at the age of 14. I’m now 27 years old and I’m doing pretty well. I had three major surgeries back in 2009 which involved removing my thyroid and about one third of each lung and I managed to avoid chemo and radiation! So aside from the initial shock and having continued annual check ups I’m just as fit and healthy as the rest of you! 💪

    I would appreciate any support, even the smallest amount makes a huge difference. If you feel you are able to, please donate to my fundraising page ✨🤍 Thanks Hannah