Harry’s Heroes 35 mile charity walk


Two great charities will benefit from two charity walks organised by Hunslet Hawks.

Hawks walk Geoff(1)The club will be running two sponsored walks to Oldham on Sunday 27 July 2014, hopefully both getting there in time to watch the match. The walks will raise funds for two great charities, The Hunslet Rugby Foundation and SITRaN.

Three of the Hawks’ fitter fans, Niamh Wilson, Geoff Creswick and Ruth Conway (not pictured) are walking 35 miles from South Leeds Stadium to Oldham RLFC.

You can support them in their challenge by making a donation via our Total Giving web page www.totalgivingco.uk/mypage/harrysheroes. Alternatively you can simply text to 70070 stating the amount you wish to donate e.g. “HRFD13 £5”.

The newly formed Foundation has been set up to support the South Leeds community and will focus on raising awareness of young people in the area on the benefits of healthy living and sport. It will also assist youngsters in making the transition from education to full time employment.

SITraN is the Sheffield research institute which does fantastic work into finding a cure for motor neurone disease. This cruel disease is close to the hearts of the club as it has taken the lives of ex-players Mark Burgess and Grabsie Wilson as well as Shaun Keane, the son of former player Stuart Keane.

If you are keen to raise funds yourself but not so keen on a punishing 35 mile walk then Jonathon Turner has come up with an alternative involving a train, a number of real ale pubs and a 7 mile walk from Greenfield train station to the ground. Again, all proceeds will go to the Hunslet Rugby Foundation and SITraN.

If you are interested in joining this group of intrepid explorers they will be meeting at Wetherspoons in Leeds train station between 8:45-9am on Sunday 27 July, returning by train following the match against Oldham.