Participants during the walk (1)

Players and friends of Nantwich Town Wolves Visually Impaired Football Club completed a 42-mile walk to raise money for the club, writes Jonathan White.

The annual walk started in Nantwich and finished in Hayfield in the Peak District.

The fundraising target was £200 but over £800 was raised.

Proceeds are going to Nantwich Town Wolves Visually Impaired Football Club to help with transport and the day-to-day running of the club.

Event organiser Craig Acton said: “The walk was a hard and physical plus a mentally draining exercise in willpower and stamina.

“The walkers – myself, Sean McCormick, Danny Jones, Claire Jenning, David Bromilow and Ryan Hickson – were all helped at some stage by the positive attitude of the other walkers to help us overcome the hard times throughout the day.

“Support car driver Craig Cooper was a sight for sore eyes and feet, as at each 10-mile break he supplied us with fresh food, drinks, socks and words of encouragement.

“Keir Welch was posting our progress throughout the day which was met with words of encouragement and good luck messages from friends and family and the fantastic supporters of the club.

“Plus we were constantly being pushed on by well-wishers on Facebook and the continuous increase on the GoFundMe page, which hit way past expectations.

Event organiser Craig Acton during the walk (1)

Event organiser Craig Acton during the walk

“At the end we were all hurting and exhausted, but all knew we had overcome fantastic personal challenges.”

Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC gives free pan-disability football training sessions every Friday (7-8pm) on Nantwich Town Football Club’s 3G pitch at The Weaver Stadium.

The sessions are open to anyone aged 16 and over with a disability.

Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC’s next fund-raising event is their monthly ‘Bingo Night’ which next takes place on Tuesday October 6 (6:30pm) in Fairfax Suite at the Baker Wynne & Wilson Stand at The Weaver Stadium.

The event will follow Covid-19 protocol with track and trace, hand sanitizer on entry, shielding panels at the bar, and socially distanced tables of 6 so participants can remain in their bubbles.

£8 for eight games of prize bingo and two games of cash bingo.

A raffle will be sold and drawn on the night. To book a table please phone Craig Acton, 07791214269.

Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC is run by Craig and Keir and sponsored by local disability company Direct Access.

For further information on Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NantwichTownWolvesVIFC/ or email [email protected]

Participants arrive at Hayfield (1)Participants arrive at Hayfield (1)

Walkers arrive at Hayfield

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