Rotherham United are proudly supporting the fundraising efforts of Liz Womble, who has set herself the challenge of walking 1km-a-day throughout the month of February to raise money for Dementia UK.
Liz, who is the wife of former player Trevor Womble, announced her latest challenge at a recent meeting of the Millers Memory Club and is dedicating her efforts to ‘Trev’, who is sadly suffering with dementia.
The fundraiser has been inspired by the help that she has received from the admiral nurses, who have become her ‘go to’ for advice and support in times of stress and it is to ensure that they are able to continue to offer that same assistance that she is calling for donations for Dementia UK.
Liz and Trev are regular attendees at the Millers Memory Club – which aims to support people suffering with or living with someone who has been affected by a memory-related illness – and we were incredibly proud to see Liz lead members of the group on a 1km walk around the AESSEAL New York Stadium pitch earlier this month.
She is now over halfway through the challenge and is looking for support from Millers fans for her fundraising efforts for this amazing charity.
Speaking after learning of Liz’s fundraising efforts for Trev, Honorary Life President and Millers Memory Club ambassador John Breckin said:
“Unfortunately, Trev is just one of a number of ex-players who has started to suffer with dementia and as one of my friends, it is incredibly sad to see how these terrible illnesses rob us of our loved ones over a period of time.
“Liz is a loving wife and does everything she can to support Trev, but as we know, it can be very demanding without extra help. Listening to her talk about their experiences together, it is clear that the help of the admiral nurses has been a God send for her and it is clear that we need to continue to fund these amazing charities.
“It was great to be a part of the walk around the AESSEAL New York Stadium pitch and to have Trev out there with us as well.
“Her fundraising is a fantastic idea and if there are any Millers fans that can support Liz and Trev – who was a great servant to this football club – I know it would mean the world to them.”