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Millers players get behind Rush to Walk

19 April 2013

Rotherham United’s own experienced first-hand the work of the Rush to Walk charity at the New York stadium.

The charity, which was formed in the memory of Sandra Rush, aged 44, who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer in 2002, puts on its own events around the community to raise awareness and funds for local charities.

Since the Rush to Walk charity’s birth, it has over £90,000 for the Rotherham community, with over 400 men, women and children taking part at each event.

Lionel Ainsworth, Lee Frecklington, Andy Warrington, Mitchell Rose, Alex Revell and Michael O’Connor all came down to the stadium to witness what the charity was all about. The Millers were thrilled to meet Gillian Headon, the charity’s founder, and discover how it has developed into such a fantastic group. The players also had the opportunity to meet representatives from Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, with 50% of the funds raised going towards the Hospice.

Now, the RUCST is pleased to announce that in May 2013 the Rush to Walk charity will be holding its next fundraising walk in Rotherham. The walk will take place Sunday 19th May 2013 at 9 am.

Head of Community Jamie Noble said: “It was great to meet Gillian and hear how her charity has developed and benefited our local community. I would like to thank the players for coming down to the stadium to support Gillian’s charity, and I’m really looking forward to the event this May.”

Millers’ forward Alex Revell said: “It was fantastic to meet the everyone involved with the Rush to Walk charity. As an ambassador for the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, it’s great to see Gillian and her group contribute so much to them. I really encourage anyone to get involved in the event and donate whatever they can to such a fantastic cause.”

For more information on the Rush to Walk group, or to enrol on the event, visit:

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