Egremont Rangers have raised over £10k on the ‘Walk for Parkinson’s‘.
A walking tour saw the Ladies at the club walk around ten miles, starting at Kells ARLFC, then moving to Hensingham and Wath Brow Hornets before making the final journey to Egremont Rangers.
Allan Bewsher, who has been managing his Parkinson’s for two years now, was the inspiration for the event and he was delighted with the day.
Allan said: “Raising ten thousands pounds in one day is fantastic. A big thank you to Paula Brocklebank for organising it and a huge thank you to all the contributions that have come in from far an wide.“
The walk incorporated the local rugby clubs, who kindly hosted the ladies and made contributions to the fundraising.
Ian Rooney from Wath Brow said: “This shows just how well the rugby community comes together. It’s a great cause and we were happy to help out.”
All 30 ladies made the journey and organiser, Paula Brocklebank, said: “I am delighted by the amount raised but not surprised at the Cumbrian generosity. It was amazing and as we walked people were stopping us and handing money over.”
Mark Chorley Egremont Chairman said: “Watching the ladies walk in their blue tops, with “Walking for Parkinson’s printed on, made me feel very proud”. The event has touched a lot of people and even the local shoot clubs have contributed over £2k which Allan son Peter is a member.
Paula said: “It’s been a great day, for a great cause, and a staggering amount raised, exceeding our target with an estimated £10,000, thank you to all for donating and sponsoring such a worthy cause. A special thanks must go to all the ladies who completed the walk as without them we could not have raised the amount we did.”
If you have missed out you can still donate on the JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/egremont-rangers.