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18 March 2020

Club News


18 March 2020

The club are pleased to be supporting The Six-Peak MND Challenge - aimed at raising vital funds for the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation and The Rob Burrow Fund. 

On Saturday June 6, a team of walkers will embark on a gruelling 24-hour trek, split across two days.

The crew will tackle three peaks, in each Yorkshire and Lancashire, covering over 40 miles in an attempt to raise funds to be shared between the two fantastic causes. 

The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation was formed last year by City legend Stephen Darby and close friend Chris Rimmer, following the former's diagnosis with motor neurone disease in 2018. 

The Rob Burrow Fund was then set up late last year after the former Leeds Rhinos star was diagnosed.  

The crew taking part in The Six-Peak MND Challenge are determined to assist in finding a cure and treatment for motor neurone disease by doing all they can to help these two charities. 

The hike will begin in Lancashire, at Pendle Hill. From there, across 19.6 miles, it will be on to Weets Hill before closing for day one at Boulsworth Hill.

Day two will begin in Yorkshire, at Whernside, with Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and 20.6 miles standing between the walkers and the finishing line.

Whernside is the highest of the Yorkshire peaks, standing at 2,415ft. The other two are Ingleborough (2,372ft) and Pen-y-ghent (2,272ft).

In Lancashire, the team will scale 1,827ft at Pendle Hill before moving on to Weets Hill (1,250ft) and Boulsworth Hill (1,696ft).

So far, the two organisations have raised over £750,000 towards finding a cure and treatment for the disease and you can play your part in helping continue the fantastic fundraising efforts.

To find out more about the challenge, and make a donation, please CLICK HERE

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