EARLIER this month around forty people pounded the pavement in sweltering temperatures to complete the first 26 miles of The Gathering fundraising walk.
The route took them from Warrington Irish Centre to the Fiddlers Green pub in Levenshulme, Manchester on Saturday, July 17 where the walkers were treated to a good dose of Irish hospitality on their arrival.
The following day the party set off again at 7.45am, walking a further 28 miles, following the canal to Huddersfield, on what was the hottest day of the year so far.
Upon completing their mammoth task, a great celebration was had in the Huddersfield Irish Centre garden, on what was a warm balmy summer evening.
The walk, originally planned for 2020 but postponed due to Covid-19, was organised to raise money for the charities Stamp out Suicide, Prostate Cancer, Papyrus and Alder Hey Children’s Charity.
To complement the fundraising event the Brothers Pearse GAA club hosted a club day on Sunday, July 18 at their grounds in Huddersfield.