Walkers march for miles to help Matt
A CARING group of staff from a Peterborough firm are stepping out to raise money for a charity inspired by the courage of an injured rugby player.
The team of seven from the medical devices company Coloplast, in Lynch Wood, are taking part in a 110-mile walk along the canal towpaths to raise cash for the Matt Hampson Foundation, which will involve tackling 103 locks.
The foundation was set up after emerging rugby talent Matt Hampson suffered a serious spinal injuiry while training for the England Under 21s and it offers hope to children with similar injuries.
The walk follows the canal towpaths from Rugby totwickenham rugby Staff from Coloplast are raising funds for the Matt Hampson Foundation Charity by walking from Rugby to Twickenham, from left, Jon Carr, Sue Kernahan, Karen Kenyon, Rachael Dawson, Theresa Vallier, Debbie Field, Wendy Lister and Chris Gilbert. ground in time for the Aviva Championship final on Saturday between Harlequins and Leicestertigers.
The group will be among walkers from the around the country and will be accompanied by 12 support narrow boats.
A spokeswoman for the group said walkers were coping well with the trip.”