Breck thanks the midnight walkers

Last updated : 20 June 2008 By Bigrich.....

Along with John Breckin, a fair few of the users of this site will be walking the 10 mile midnight trek around Rotherham, the original target of 500 walkers has been more than doubled.

Millers assitant boss, John Breckin who has organised the walk to raise much needed funds for the Hospice as a thank you to the Hospice who looked after his wife who sadly passed away there after battling Breast Cancer for 6 years.

John wanted to thank all the walkers and sponsors of the event, he told todays 'Tiser; "Rotherham often gets some bad press, but this is something the town can be really proud of. Rotherham folk are willing to take part and offer their help and that means an awful lot to an organisation like the hospice. It will provide them with a real boost."

Gill Shaw, the hospice fundraising manager added; "We have been really impressed with the level of support we have had."

John has enlisted the support of a number of local clubs and celebrities such as Tony Christie, Peter Elliott, the Chuckle Brothers, the towns emergency services and the Titans.

The walk starts at the Millers old home ground Millmoor at Midnight and looks set to be the last ever event to be held there.

"There's every chance that it could be the last public event to be held at Millmoor so we're hoping to make it a fitting farewell and we'll certainly be getting the walk under way with a bang." Breckin said.

One person who has been looking forward to the walk is Stephen Brogan as he has used it as a target in his recovery from the broken leg he sustained in Febuary.

Breck's told the Advertiser; "He's worked really hard. He's a local lad and he's always eager to do things within the community."

If your a walker, you are asked to be early at Millmoor for registration and a pea & pie supper.

Gill Shaw said; "We want people to arrive early. Registration is between 10pm and 11 pm and everyone will want time to eat their pie and peas. With such a fantastic response organisation has to be key on the night."

Entrants to the Midnight Walk Appeal could choose between a ten or a five-mile route and will receive a free T-shirt and medal after finishing the walk.


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