Wakefield Wildcats are delighted to be supporting Redwood Events’ charity walk, Walking with Holly, which is set to pass through Belle Vue Stadium on Saturday.
The near 150 mile walk will take place across 48 continuous hours from Friday to Sunday in memory of Holly Price, who lost her brave battle with a brain tumour aged just four in 2013, and will raise money for two children’s charities who helped Holly and her family.
CandleLighters in Leeds and The Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield are the two charities Holly’s family have chosen to raise money for, and the walk will start and finish at these two charities respectively, stopping at sports clubs across West and South Yorkshire, including the Wildcats home, Belle Vue, in between.
Following Holly’s diagnosis in early 2013, both charities provided essential care for Holly and her family, and have continued to do so since she sadly passed away later on that year, something her father Gareth will always be grateful for.
“As a family we will always be eternally thankful and extremely grateful for all the remarkable, selfless, wonderful support we’ve received throughout,” he said.
“With special thanks to the numerous specialists, doctors, nurses, support workers, supporting charitable organisations (CandleLighters and Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice especially), family, friends, colleague and everyone throughout Holly’s journey who’ve made and continue to make life a little more bearable in such difficult circumstances.”
Having supported the family throughout the difficult time, The Forget-Me-Not Hospice is extremely appreciative of the efforts of Gareth and the Redwood Event team to organise the walk, as well as the support of the Wildcats.
“We need to raise 3.8 million pounds a year, so if these guys hit their targets they’ll help raise money to run the hospice for a day, which is amazing, so if we had another 365 friends like the team that are doing Walking with Holly then the hospice is paid for and we can serve everyone across the county,” said the charity’s Head of Fundraising Committee Jason Costello.
“One of the challenges we have especially with our hospice being based in Huddersfield is that most people in Wakefield don’t know who we are, so to have the rugby community of Wakefield learning about what we do through this walk will enable us to get to other families that need our help.”
Show your support by following them on Twitter using #HollyWalk.