Players and friends of Nantwich Town Wolves Visually Impaired Football Club completed a 42-mile walk on Saturday 12th September 2020 to raise money for the club. The annual walk started in Nantwich and finished in Hayfield in the Peak District. The fundraising target was £200 but over £800 was raised with proceeds going to Nantwich Town Wolves Visually Impaired Football Club towards helping with their transport and the day-to-day running of the club.
Event organiser, Craig Acton, said: “The walk was a hard and physical plus a mentally draining exercise in willpower and stamina. The walkers – myself, Sean McCormick, Danny Jones, Claire Jenning, David Bromilow and Ryan Hickson – were all helped at some stage by the positive attitude of the other walkers to help us overcome the hard times throughout the day. Support car driver Craig Cooper was a sight for sore eyes and feet, as at each 10 mile break he supplied us with fresh food, drinks, socks and words of encouragement. Keir Welch was posting our progress throughout the day which was met with words of encouragement and good luck messages from friends and family and the fantastic supporters of the club, plus we were constantly being pushed on by well-wishers on Facebook and the continuous increase on the GoFundMe page, which hit way past expectations. At the end we were all hurting and exhausted, but all knew we had overcome fantastic personal challenges.”
Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC give free pan-disability football training sessions every Friday (7-8pm) on Nantwich Town Football Club’s 3G pitch at The Weaver Stadium, Waterlode, Nantwich CW5 5BS. The sessions are open to anyone aged 16 and over with a disability.
Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC is run by Craig Acton and Keir Welch and sponsored by local disability company Direct Access, https://www.accessaudits.com/ .
For further information relating to Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC please visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NantwichTownWolvesVIFC/ or email: [email protected]
Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC’s next fund-raising event is their monthly ‘Bingo Night’ which next takes place on Tuesday 6th October 2020 (6:30pm) in Fairfax Suite at the Baker Wynne & Wilson Stand at The Weaver Stadium. The event will follow Covid-19 protocol with track and trace, hand sanitizer on entry, shielding panels at the bar, and socially distanced tables of 6 so participants can remain in their bubbles. £8 for 8 games of prize bingo and 2 games of cash bingo. A raffle will be sold and drawn on the night. To book a table please phone Craig Acton, 07791214269.