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Walking 100,000 steps for Certitude

Ian talks about why he chose to take part in the 12 Miles of Christmas Challenge


My name is Ian Brand. My ‘twin’ brother Keith is supported by Certitude, Keith was diagnosed with Phenyletonuria (PKU) when he was born in 1958.

His early and teenage years were a difficult time for us all. However, like many, Keith overcame adversity with determination and a ‘cheeky’ smile. Our parents died far too early, but as his younger ‘twin’, I will always be there for him, as will our family and many, many friends.

Quote from Ian who is walking for Certitude

To support Certitude’s 12 miles of Christmas fundraising campaign, I am going to do a minimum of 100,000 steps between 1st December 2022 until 24th December 2022.

That’s an average of 4166 steps per day.

Any pledges for my efforts will be greatly appreciated.

All amounts raised will enrich the lives of so many people who are supported by Certitude across London. The funds will help people to discover new skills and become more connected in their communities.

Finally, a line that I take with me every day of my life is ‘His welfare is my concern’.
It’s a line taken from ‘He ain’t heavy he’s my brother’, by The Hollies released in 1969.

Get Involved

If you’d like to support Ian in his challenge, visit his fundraising page here.

It’s not too late to join the #Certitude12MOC challenge yourself or as a team. Read more about how to take part here.