Shooters trek 26 miles to raise £18k for stroke charity
Two gamekeepers, a beater and a sporting agent have successfully completed the Allendale Challenge, a 26-mile trek across the north Pennines, to raise funds for the Stroke Association.
As we reported earlier this year, agent Peter Baxendale, Weardale headkeeper Nick Walmsley, beatkeeper Nathan Bamford and Teresa Jolly, a regular beater at Stean and Scar in Yorkshire, set out to raise £4,000 for the charity after seeing the huge impact that a stroke had on a close colleague. They raised more than four times their original target and have donated £18,000 to the charity.
Peter, 61, said: “The three senior members of the team have a combined age of 175, so we are all at that stage when we know we could easily suffer a stroke and we all know people who have had them.”