Walk­ers march for miles to help Matt

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

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.”

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