Two Bath and England rugby legends have offered their support alongside over 100 Bath Rugby fans to raise funds for two local charities, the Bath Rugby Foundation and Dorothy House.
The Bath Rugby Walk Challenge, in aid of Dorothy House and Bath Rugby Foundation, has been given a twist this year, as walkers are being encouraged to step out, step up and take up their own walking challenge over the Six Nations.
Dan Hipkiss said: “I’ve got a quick question for you, are you tough enough to take on this year’s Bath Rugby Walk Challenge?
“If you are, it’s very simple, all you’ve got to do is pick a distance and complete your weekly challenges and then raise some cash for Dorothy House and the Bath Rugby Foundation. Sign up today and get your free exclusive Bath Rugby Walk T-shirt.”
In 2021 for the first time, the charities are throwing down the gauntlet and participants can choose their very own rugby-themed distance walk over the Six Nations period, which is running until 20th March.
Jeremy Guscott added: “We know it’s going to be different this year but I think by taking part and raising much needed monies for these two charities you’re all incredible.
“It’s going to be tough, we know that, there’s lots of challenges out there and I’d just like to say good luck. I hope it all goes well.”
Each year, the work of Dorothy House and Bath Rugby Foundation has a direct positive impact on the most vulnerable in our community.
From some of the youngest people, who have had the toughest start in life to those at the end of their lives, both charities deliver ongoing care directly to those who need it now more than ever.
Lynne Fernquest, CEO of Bath Rugby Foundation said: “The Covid pandemic has only reinforced the inequalities faced by young people in our city. 3,521 children receive Free School Meals and by the end of secondary school poorer pupils are nearly 20 months behind their more affluent peers.
“Everyone who signs up to the challenge will help the Bath Rugby Foundation to bridge that gap.”
Dorothy House Chief Executive, Wayne de Leeuw added: “The care we provide at Dorothy House has never felt more vital or needed than at this time.
“Despite the impact of the pandemic, we are committed to ensuring that everyone has access to the support that they and their family need at the end of their lives and we need our community to raise funds to allow us to reach more of those who need us.”
Taking part in the Bath Rugby Walk Challenge is free, and when you sign up, you’ll be sent an exclusive free t-shirt.