Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

County Supporters Raising Money For Macmillan Cancer Support

County Supporters Raising Money For Macmillan Cancer Support

Worcestershire supporters will be putting their best foot forward on Friday and taking part in a 30 mile walk to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Organiser Mark Ashbourne and wicket-keeper Ben Cox's father, Tim, are amongst supporters who will be leaving New Road at 6am for the trek to Edgbaston.

It is hoped they will arrive at around 4pm – well in time for the NatWest T20 Blast match between Birmingham Bears and Worcestershire Rapids that evening.

Already £6,000 has been raised through sponsoring the venture – named The Fell Walk after County batsman Tom Fell's twice successful battle against cancer.

Worcester based business Startin Honda will sponsor The Fell Walk and provide a support car for the walkers along the route, helping to ensure they are safe, fed and watered.

The walkers will make the journey along the A38 via Droitwich and Bromsgrove and across the Lickey Hills into Birmingham.

Mark Ashbourne intends to defy a severe bout of gout to undertake the walk and said: "After all the effort I've put in they will have to drag me over the hills!"

Anyone wishing to take part in the walk or who would like to sponsor the walkers, should contact Mark on 07506747619.