Keta's Journey

Christ Church Alumna Keta Hansen (1989, Chemistry) was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2014 and passed away earlier this year. Her husband, Kevin Street (Engineering, 1989), and their two daughters are aiming to raise £250k to fight this awful disease.

Keta's Journey PosterKevin writes: “Over the last 4 years, everyone’s incredible generosity has helped us raise £150k for the MND Association, to fund research and to support other families living with MND. This amazing fundraising success is a good reason to continue - we are determined to do everything we can to ensure Keta’s courageous and smiling fight against this terrible disease helps others. Researchers are yet to find the cause of MND, let alone a cure, which is frightening considering it is now believed to hit nearly one in three hundred.”

Kevin, Hebe, and Violet are now planning to walk ‘Keta’s Journey’, starting in her home town of Hartlepool; passing through Oxford, where they met at University; Battersea, where the girls were born; and finishing at their home in Godalming. Friends and family will join them at various points during the two-week long challenge as they raise money for MDNA. 

The walk will come to Oxford on the 1st August, and Christ Church will host the team and act as the starting point for the 2nd August leg of the challenge. Alumni, supporters and friends of Kevin’s and Keta’s are welcome at the House for refreshments at 6pm on the 1st, and to cheer the team on when they depart at 8am, 2nd August. 

Kevin said “Oxford is one of the key milestones on Keta’s Journey and there is nowhere more appropriate to stay than at Christ Church. We are inviting as many people as possible to join the walk to spread the word and increase awareness. Please join the challenge!” 

To follow Keta’s Journey, like the Facebook page, and follow them on Instagram and on Twitter. To donate, please visit their JustGiving page. You can support Kevin and his family by donating, sharing their journey, or even joining for the walk!