- Created: Wednesday, 02 April 2014 10:01
Askvas Walk for Precky
In association with Container Cabins
Fans chance to walk the walk on May 9th
Former Rugby League stars Lee Briers, Tommy Martyn and Paul Sculthorpe, retired FIFA referee and cancer survivor Mark Halsey, State of Mind Trustee Phil Cooper, Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) committee chairman Mike Denning and committee member Adrian Cunliffe are taking part in this exciting challenge to raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation. Inspirational ex rugby league player Jimmy Gittins who broke his neck playing rugby league and is now paraplegic as a result will take part in a specially designed hand cycle.
The challenge is to walk from Lands End to John O'Groats, 900 miles in 12 days, 24 hours a day. Some very high profile sports stars have expressed their interest in joining the walk and ambassadors of the SPF Chris Joynt, Martin Murray, Andy Reid, George Riley and Shaun Briscoe will also join in at some point
The walk sets off on 5th May and the route passes through Warrington early evening on Friday 9th May. That night Warrington Wolves host Catalan Dragons at the Halliwell Jones stadium kick off 2000. The walkers will be presented to the crowd before the game as they depart on the next leg of their journey.
Fans are invited to join the Hattons Travel Walk till Midnight stage of the epic challenge. This is a 12.3 mile walk from Warrington Wolves Halliwell Jones stadium to the site of the Wigan Warriors former home Central Park arriving about midnight.
Minimum sponsorship of £60 per walker will be required for this leg of the walk and all walkers will receive a Walk for Precky t shirt.
SPF supporters Hattons Travel will provide free transport to Warrington from Langtree Park leaving at 1940. They will pick up from Tesco Central Park at Midnight and return walkers to the Halliwell Jones Stadium and then Langtree Park.
If you would like to join the walk, make history and continue Steve Prescott’s legacy please contact Martin Blondel- SPF General Manager on 07971 792859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk Till Midnight Tracker
Follow progress of the walkers here from 8.00pm on the 9th May