Community Foundation plan Cotswold Way charity walk

Warriors Community Foundation staff and volunteers are still recovering from their recent exertions having walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall but they are already planning their next charity challenge.

Next year they will tackle the Cotswolds Way, a 100-mile route from Chipping Campden to Bath.

The Community Foundation team intend to complete the route in six days from June 15 to 21 2020 and they are already looking for volunteers to join them.

Further information can be obtained from Simon Northcott at simon.northcott@warriors.co.uk

It will be the third consecutive major walk undertaken by the Community Foundation following the Three Peaks Challenge last year and the recent Hadrian’s Wall trek, an 84-mile coast-to-coast route from Newcastle to Bowness-on-Solway, which was completed in five days.

The team of walkers was made up of three of the Foundation’s inclusion staff, four members of the Hugby team and other volunteers.

So far the Hadrian’s Wall walk has raised more than £2,000 which will be used to support the Community Foundation’s initiatives for visually-impaired sports including Hugby.

“Although these events are fun and raise money for the Foundation it can’t be underestimated the achievements of the team,” said Northcott.

“One member of the team, Tom, is completely blind. Warriors fans will know him as he sells programmes at home matches.

“Another, Lucy, is visually impaired and also has Cerebral Palsy but she is an incredible Hugby player.

“Paul, who is visually impaired, never thought he would be able to complete this challenge, but he did and was fantastic.

“Matt had a stroke 18 months ago which not only took away all of his sight down one side of his body, but his self-esteem too. Matt has been playing Hugby for around eight months and is like the Duracell bunny, regaining his confidence every step of the way.”

You can support the Community Foundation’s Hadrian’s Wall walkers here.