'You walk, we run it!' helps to raise thousands

Sun, May 20th 2018 at 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Eighty walkers chose either the 5 km. or 10 km. fully marshalled route to raise and keep funds individually for charities or projects of their choice whilst also helping add funds to Aireborough Rotary Club's charities.


Most of the walkers were Horsforth School pupils each working towards a funding target to enable them to go on a school project to South Africa. Together in one morning they raised over £4000. Other walkers included a Benton Park pupil with joining a project in Peru her aim and there was also a participant choosing Christian Aid as her charity. Our very own Doreen Hodgson with two friends walked to raise money to get help for Thuba, a sixteen year old African boy with cerebral palsy who has never been to school   and lives in one of the outreach areas in her granddaughter's charity.

Two enterprising Scouts, Sam Lund and Harry Adams, who approached Aireborough Rotary seeking support to attend a Jamboree received a donation but had also been offered the opportunity to set up a stall at Rotary events. Part of a team from 15th Airedale in Guiseley they will be attending the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, U.S.A. in 2019. Their Tuck Shop with sweets, buns and cakes, selling to walkers, football players and parents added to their fund and they would be repeating the venture at other local events. Aireborough Rotary will be delighted to see them at other joint ventures in the future including the Easter Egg Hunt. It was good to hear that the Inner Wheel Club of Aireborough serving refreshments at the Walk also decided to give them a donation.

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