Rotherham rush raises quick cash

Gillian Headon and Natalie Rush present a cheque to  the charities

Gillian Headon and Natalie Rush present a cheque to the charities

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A Rush Round Rotherham proved to be a fantastic fundraiser – raising almost £10,000 for a number of the town’s charities.

The event organised by the Rotary Club of Rotherham and Rush to Walk amassed £9,700, bringing the total over the last seven years to more than £100,000.

It was founded by Gillian Headon and Lynn Wilson in memory of Sandra Rush, who died of breast cancer in 2002. Lynn also then died from the disease in 2012.

This year’s walk was in memory of long-standing volunteer Dorothy Weir, who also sadly died from cancer last year.

The 2014 event took place in the magnificent setting of Wentworth Woodhouse, with walks through the beautiful surrounding countryside and the estate itself.

The highlight was the Rotherham Roundwalk, a 25-mile circuit through Parkgate, Wickersley and Whiston, through which Rotherham Rotary Club has staged a walk for the last 33 years.

There was also an alternative seven and a half mile walk and a buggy-friendly three mile version – with more than 200 people taking part in total.

Charities which will benefit include Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Rotherham Hospital Charity and the Rotary Club’s chosen causes.

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