A TEAM of four men and two dogs will walk from Ramsbottom to
Cumbria for charity.
Watch Manager Ady Tonge, from Blue Watch Ramsbottom, and
Firefighter Paul Doggett, from Green Watch Rochdale, will be joined
by Alfie the Border collie and Gravel the Border terrier, along
with two local businessmen for the three-day trek.
The team - which includes Lee White, owner of Whites of
Ramsbottom walking store, and The Oaks pub landlord Aiden Roberts -
will set off at 9am on Thursday, June 28, from the landmark Peel
Tower on Holcombe Hill, Ramsbottom.
They will spend three days walking approximately 80 miles to
England's tallest mountain, Scafell Pike in Cumbria, where they
hope to arrive on Saturday, June 30.
During their travels, the team will stay at Garstang Fire
Station in Lancashire and Paul's dad's house in Cumbria.
Ady said: "On day two we will be crossing Morecambe Bay which is
an eight-mile walk, from Hest Bank to Grange-Over-Sands and
finishing at Newby Bridge.
"But it's day three that will be the most difficult and also the
most rewarding, with a big finish climbing up to the top of
England's highest mountain.
"I know times are hard but I hope that people will dig deep and
donate to these worthy causes."
Ady and Paul are raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity
while Lee and Aiden and raising funds for local girl and Beijing
gold medallist Zoe Robinson who is competing in the London 2012
Para Olympic Games team and individual boccia events.
The funds raised will be equality split between the two
The Fire Fighters Charity works to enhance the quality of
life for serving and retired firefighters and their families
If you would like to sponsor Ady and Paul, go to their Just
Giving page at: http://www.justgiving.com/rammy2scafell
Photo shows Zoe Robinson at the front, then at the back,
from left to right are Aiden, Lee, Ady and Paul, with Paul's dog