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6 June 2021

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Bradford City AFC is proud to be supporting The Six-Peak MND Challenge - designed to raise funds for the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation and The Rob Burrow Fund.

Taking place over the weekend of Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4, the challenge will see a team of walkers conquer The Three Peaks, in each of Yorkshire and Lancashire, over the course of 48 hours. 

Organised by City’s chief executive officer, Ryan Sparks, the trek has set a fundraising target of £5,000 for the two causes. 

The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation was established in 2019 by Bantams legend Stephen Darby and close friend Chris Rimmer, both of whom suffer from motor neurone disease. 

The Rob Burrow Fund then launched a year later, following news of the former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half’s diagnosis. 

The group will also walk in support of lifelong City fan Dave Sharp, who has recently been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. His son, Liam - also a lifelong Bantam - will be making the trek. 

Covering more than 40 miles over the course of the weekend, the challenge was originally scheduled for June 2020 and then March 2021 - though has twice been postponed due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. 

The hike will begin at Lancashire’s Pendle Hill, before the first day will conclude with a journey up each of Weets Hill and Boulsworth Hill.

Day two will begin in Yorkshire, at Whernside, with Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and 25 miles standing between walkers and the finishing line.

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

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

The crew remains determined to help find a cure and treatment for motor neurone disease, with over £1,500 of the target already raised. 

Supporters are urged to help #AttackMND - by raising money for the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation and The Rob Burrow Fund, while supporting The Six-Peak MND Challenge - by CLICKING HERE. 

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