Bob Low, Chairman of the Warriors Rugby Supporters’ Club, will be walking the length of the Malvern Hills on Friday dressed in the costume of club mascot Maximus.
Walking the 9.5 miles from Chase End to North Quarry would have been challenging enough in the hottest week of the year so far but Low has made his task even more difficult by deciding to do it dressed as Maximus.
Low’s walk forms part of the Warriors Community Foundation’s Big Fundraiser which has been taking place all week and ends on Sunday.
“Dan Hart of the Foundation messaged me knowing I’d come up with a barking idea,” Low said.
“This week the Warriors visually-impaired Hugby team should have been walking The Cotswolds Way to raise funds for the Foundation but the current Coronavirus restrictions have forced a re-think.
“I – Maximus- will be doing the walk tomorrow commencing at 6.30am. We’ll be walking the length of the Malverns, south to north.
“The suggested walking time is five hours and whilst I’ve managed to strip the Maximus costume down a little, wearing the head still feels like you are in a sauna.”
To support Bob Low’s Malvern Hills walk and the Warriors Community Foundation’s Big Fundraiser click here
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.
Special gift boxes have also been produced by the Foundation as part of the Big Fundraiser.
They will be on sale until Sunday June 28 and are priced £25 which includes a Warriors branded phone charger battery pack, pen and badge plus an invitation to the Foundation’s next Open Day.
To buy a gift box click here and donate £25 to the JustGiving page.
Every person who purchases a gift box will be automatically entered in a raffle to in four tickets to a Warriors home match.