Warriors hooker Isaac Miller will join inspirational supporter Lisa Tootill on a climb up Mount Snowdon next month to raise funds for the Warriors Community Foundation.
Tootill has been diagnosed with a number of life-changing illnesses and was advised that she would never walk again unaided.
Undeterred, she has shown tremendous courage and determination to prove her consultants wrong and has now ben walking without crutches for four months.
Miller met Tootill at the Community Foundation Dinner in February and was so taken with her spirit, determination and drive that he accepted the invitation to join her on the Snowdon challenge on Monday October 19.
Climbing Snowdon will not be easy for Tootill, her conditions are constantly monitored and she has to take a lot medication to keep them under control, but this challenge will focus on ‘what she can do, not what she can’t.
In addition to Miller, Tootill will be joined on the climb by Warriors supporters Neal Whipp, Andrew Robertson, Carolyne West and Bob Low. Both Robertson and Low have mountain leader experience and they have ensured that every precaution has been taken to ensure Lisa completes her challenge as safely as possible.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Community Foundation and there were a number of events planned to celebrate and promote its many diverse programmes before the COVID-19 pandemic forced their cancellation.
To ensure that the pioneering initiatives such as the Tackling Dementia Sports Café, the Homeless Rugby Programme and Disability Sports and Inclusion programmes can continue to provide support to the Warriors Family the Foundation needs to generate vital funds. Earlier in the year a Fundraiser Week raised over £3,000 but there is still a significant funding shortfall.
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