Oswestry Rugby Club members and supporters have reached the halfway point in a joint fundraising challenge.

The club teamed up with The Movement Centre last month to take on the challenge of travelling around the world within 60 days by walking running, skipping, canoeing, swimming or cycling.

They have asked players across all age groups to get involved and add to the number of miles completed, and have so far travelled more than 13,000 miles, surpassing halfway in their race towards 24,901 miles.

The commitment of those taking part so far has meant the club is more than 2,500 miles ahead of where it should be at this stage.

Chairman Warren Howell has been pleased with the efforts, and has again urged people to donate if they can to help both the club and the Gobowen-based children’s charity.

He said: “We’re now a few thousand miles ahead of the target pace which is really good in terms of the distance.

“It’s becoming something the players are getting quite competitive with and there’s a lot of banter which is good.

“It’s things like that which is what rugby clubs are all about really.”

Mr Howell was confident the event would raise much needed funds for the club and their charity parters while urging anyone wishing to support the cause to get in touch through the club’s social media.

“We are only halfway through, and I know a lot of people are putting money aside each day to raise some funds for the challenge and will then donate at the end.

“So I think there will be some more money coming in at the end.

“We’d like to say again that if anyone is able to contribute to the fundraiser, we would be very grateful for all support.”

If anyone would like to donate money to the fundraiser, visit www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com



To find out more about the challenge, visit Oswestry Rugby Club Facebook page.