On our last update, the club had been busy with blood drives, coastal walks, tug of wars and bake sales. Well, since then, the team has stepped it up.
Back on 2nd July, members and supporters of the club took part in the Gung Ho 5K obstacle course, to raise money for our campaign – which looked like hard work but a LOT of fun.
Then, the following day, members of the club ran the Great North 10k – IN FULL KIT! It was a great effort which generated a lot of publicity and media interest, including a mini appearance on BBC Look North News!
Then, we were honoured to find out that men’s grooming company, Wolfe and Crown were stepping up to help us in our fight. The relationship between club and company has grown over the last 12 months, with club captain Jack Johnson an ambassador the company and their products. So, we were honoured to find out that the company were celebrating their one year birthday by holding a raffle, with the proceeds going to the #120days campaign – an amazing gesture!! (You can still enter until 1st August- click here!) or visit their Facebook Page to support them!
Finally, coming THIS WEEK is our final event. Head Coach Mal Ditcham and Club Captain Jack Johnson (JJ) are taking on the challenge of walking all 84 miles of Hadrian’s Wall, starting in Bowness-on-Solway Thursday morning and finishing at Wallsend on Sunday lunchtime.
They will be documenting their adventure through the Instagram account @Bringonthewall so follow them for live updates!
To make matters better (or worse?) – for every donation of £5 or more made before the walk, if you use the phrase “Wax Him” – Mal gets to wax a strip of hair from his legs. There will be a live Facebook video too. Worth every penny.
Whilst we are some way off our original target, the with the 120 days of fundraising nearly over we are currently sitting at £1857 worth of online donations from 71 supporters – plus some heft offline funds too. That is superb! …. BUT we have a few days left, so let’s have one final push and see what we can achieve for these worthy causes. Please visit out donation page here and give generously!