Members of Warriors’ Homeless Rugby team will be virtually walking the 260km length of the England/Wales border this week to raise funds for Warriors Community Foundation.
With the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus making it difficult for the team to complete the marathon trek in person they will instead be walking the equivalent distance on their own during lockdown.
The walk is part of the Foundation’s Big Fundraiser, a week of activities involving Warriors staff and supporters, to raise vital funds to support the life-changing work of the Foundation.
The Foundation has been doing amazing work in the local area for the last ten years but, like many other charities, has been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has reduced its ability to raise funds.
Despite the lockdown, Foundation staff are still supporting the most vulnerable people in the community by calling them regularly, chatting to them via Zoom and keeping in constant contact to ensure everyone is coping.
Foundation staff have also been volunteering to deliver vital food and medicines to participants who are isolated and vulnerable.
That support will become even more important once the lockdown regulations ease and vulnerable people come out of isolation and attempt to return to normality.
To ensure that pioneering initiatives including the Homeless Rugby Programme, the Tackling Dementia Sports Cafés and Disability Sports and Inclusion programmes are there to provide that support the Foundation needs to generate vital funds now.
The Foundation’s Big Fundraiser will run until Sunday June 28 and is open to all who would like to take part or simply make a donation to support the Foundation’s life-changing work.
Among the staff fund-raising this week are Dan Hart, the Foundation’s Development Co-ordinator, and HITZ Officer Angus Laing who are aiming to walk 100,000 steps in a day today – the equivalent of 90km or two-and-a-half marathons.
To support the Warriors Community Foundation Big Fundraiser click here