Sponsored Walk from Ripon Cathedral to Bradford Cathedral

Mon, May 8th 2023 at 9:30 am- Thu, May 11th 2023 - 5:00 pm

President Robert Allan will lead a team of walkers from Ripon Cathedral to Bradford Cathedral on a sponsored walk with funds going to the Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank.

President Robert Allan

In the current economic climate this year's President felt that our main focus should be on supporting the local community and in particular those needing support to feed their family. He therefore chose to aim his main fund raising activity at the Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank. Their web site states that "It is the vision of Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank to establish and facilitate a vital link between those that have surplus food and those that need it, creating a City and District wide collection and distribution service."

The walk will take place in the week begining the 8th of May starting on the special Bank Holiday Monday to celebrate the King's coronation. Robert's last sponsored walk was a solo effort during one of the pandemic lockdowns when he walked a minimum of 10,00 steps a day during the whole month of March 2021 over Rombalds moor. He actually averaged 12,500 steps per day and raised over £2,000 for Marie Curie.

On this walk he will be accompanied by John Waterhouse and Barry Smith who are both past president's of Bradford Blaize. Both John and Barry have accompanied Robert with other Rotarians on several other sponsored walks including The Dalesway, Hadrian's Wall and the Cleveland Way. These walks have raised more than £40,000 over the years which has gone to charities such as Marie Curie, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Catholic Housing Aid Society, Meningitis UK and the MS Wheelchair Team.

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