Friday, 13 July 2012

Towpath Tribe News

[caption id="attachment_3632" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Towpath Tribe - all booted up and ready![/caption]

You may remember Worcester's TowPath Tribe were walking from Birmingham back home to Worcester along the canal network during Community Week. Clare Morgan gives us the insider's report on how they got on...

[caption id="attachment_3637" align="alignleft" width="224"] Hear me roar![/caption]

Last Sunday [1st July - Ed] the incredible TowPath Tribe completed their epic 31 mile trek from Gas Street Basin, Birmingham to Diglis Basin, Worcester.

It took the team a total of just over 12 hours of joy and pain to complete the walk and resulted in more than a few sore legs and inconveniently placed blisters!

An anonymous team spokesperson has the following comment…“Pure Agony”. Another colleague (who cannot be named for legal reasons) comments “All I could think about was food and getting a drink at the end.”

Thanks again to everyone that took part, has helped out in any way or has donated to these great causes. It’s hugely appreciated by a lot of people.

[caption id="attachment_3640" align="alignleft" width="300"] Taking well deserved refreshment[/caption]

Clare also says the team have raised at least £2,500, which is an amazing effort! It’s not too late to make a donation on their Just Giving page if you haven’t already…

All proceeds are being split between Acorns Children’s Hospice, Worcester and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

As well as the selection of photos sent to illustrate this post, it's rumoured that more can be found on Worcester's common drive, plus a further selection on public display on the community week board. If you find yourself in Worcester you may like to take a look at how the day progressed for the guys.

The Towpath Tribe are: Clare Morgan, Laura McDonald, Natalie Kirk, Becky Edwards, Andy Walls, Andy Wheeldon, James Lamb, James Atkinson, Pete Geoghegan, Phil Williams, Paul Smith, Alex Williams and Luke Simons.

1 comment:

  1. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive13 July 2012 at 13:27

    A fantastic effort by everyone in the Tribe, well done.