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‘Welford Road walk’ raises £15,000 for Kidney Care Appeal

Welford Road welcomed more than 150 fundraisers last weekend taking part in the Leicester Hospitals Charity Kidney Care Appeal annual sponsored walk.

Participants walked around the stadium on a route that took them behind-the-scenes into the famous Leicester Tigers changing rooms. 

Kicking off at midday, participants had the option of either completing the one mile lap or completing laps as many as possible within an hour. 

There was live music and stalls for friends, families and supporters to enjoy as well as a raffle draw to win three Tigers prizes, including a four hospitality places for a Tigers game next season. 

Visitors also got the chance to walk out onto the pitch and take part in a number of actives including an obstacle race, bouncy castle and conversion competition.

Their efforts were rewarded when, during the post-event presentation in the Robin Hood Stand Clubhouse bar, it was announced that the combined money raised for the day totalled a massive £15,000. 

Graham Warwick, chair of the Kidney Care Appeal, said: “It’s an incredible achievement and a huge thank to everyone who took part and helped out with the walk. From the stewards to the volunteers on our stalls, everyone came together for a great day out in a fantastic setting.

A big thanks to Leicester Tigers for allowing us to host the event here, and also to Eric Barker who works at the Leicester Tigers and is a former patient of the Kidney Care Appeal. Without him, none of this would have been made possible.”

The Leicester Hospitals Charity Kidney Care Appeal are one of Leicester Tigers official charities for the 2017/18 season and the John Walls Renal Unit at Leicester’s Hospitals treat people with kidney disease across Leicestershire and the surrounding counties.

Find out more information about Tigers official charities at the link below.