Latest News from the Team
Great first day:- Completed 34 miles, the team really enjoyed pushing the mowers through the towns (one mower two teams of two) Gordon Irving and David Clifford arrived making up the team.
Chris Sheehan and the boys from West Derby GC came out in Knotty Ash and bought us breakfast! Great job!
Low points was East Lancs Road. 15 miles of straight by pass. Took its toll mentally!
High points were being asked as we walked through Liverpool, a taxi driver offered Eddie £50 for the mower!
Steve Helmsley from Bolton Old links, and Karen Oultram, Steve Wilmslow's wife met with us to lift our spirits.
Looking forward to Day 2 tomorrow as we head from Heaton Park, through Manchester, and over the moors to Wakefield!!
Big day 34 miles of climbing!!
Just a reminder of what the team are attempting to achieve walking approximately 130 miles from Albert Dock in Liverpool to the Port of Hull in just four days pushing four pedestrian Ransomes mowers all the way. The aim is to complete thirty plus miles a day to keep them on target to reach their destination by Monday evening .
The mowers which have all been made safe (disconnected the blades), and were kindly supplied by Ransomes Jacobsen (www.ransomesjacobsen.com) who are supporting the challenge to raise much needed funds for this worthy cause.
Anybody interested in donating money for this charity event can do so by clicking on the following Link:- http://www.bmycharity.com/TimJohnson
We hope to give you progress reports from the team as they make their way eastwards across the country.
About Help for Heroes
The charity Help for Heroes was launched in October 2007 in order to provide direct, practical support to wounded injured and sick Service personnel and their families. All the funds raised to date are either allocated or spent on the direct, practical support of those wounded in the current conflicts. To date, H4H has funded a variety of projects including the £8m Rehabilitation Complex at Headley Court, a new £3.5m treatment centre for Combat Stress, adaptive adventure training through the Battle Back programme and the creation of a £6m Quick Reaction Fund to support individuals in need