Walking Footballers from Penrith tested themselves away from the pitch for the recent Dawn Walk organised as a fundraiser for Hospice at Home (Carlisle and North Lakeland).
8 members of the team began their day with a cruise on Ullswater from Glenridding to Howtown before walking 7 miles back to their start point along the lakeshore path (part of the Ullswater Way).
John Rogerson, Vice Chairman of Cumberland FA and a member of the team commented: “Our walking football team is a social group and we’re always keen to get involved in different activities for us to do together. Everyone enjoyed the day even though it was hard going at times, and we’re delighted with the amount we have raised for a fantastic local charity.”
The Penrith Walking Footballers raised £1250 for Hospice at Home during the 25th Anniversary Dawn Walk.
The team are now looking forward to the St Joseph’s Cup Competition which takes place this Sunday from 10am – 1pm at Penrith RUFC as part of the Cumberland FA Walking Football programme.
The team meet twice a week to play some football with coffee and cake afterwards. Throughout the summer the sessions take place at Cumbria Football Academy, Fellview, Inglewood Road every Tuesday and Friday 10-11:30am
If you’re interested in joining the group, please contact Steve Stockdale, 07748 802002 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Walking Football (football for over 50s) please visit the Cumberland FA website with details on local centres across the county.