MORE than £3,000 was raised for St Richard’s by Team Zulu which completed its Worcestershire Way Walk in 14-and-a-half hours on Friday.
This is the 11th year the team has taken on the 34-mile trek and they even walked it last year when the official event was cancelled as they knew how desperately the charity needed the funding.
This year’s total takes the overall amount of cash generated to £30,000.
Tarquin Shaw-Young launched the event in 2011, styling it on the 1963 film Zulu – recognising the heroic bravery of both the Zulus and British troops.
They can be seen with the Regimental colours and Pith Helmets of the day, taken just before the last mile down into Malvern.
He said: “We had six main team members and then were joined by another eight members of the team for the arduous last 12 miles from Knightwick to the Red Lion in Malvern
“The weather was kind to us and we all finished.
“As with previous years the team also made a film on location for their sponsors to watch.”
With cash still coming in, Tarquin added everyone involved would like to say a big thank you to the organisers St Richard’s Hospice, The Abberley WI for refreshments and Bake Off Standard cakes and to the Talbot at Knightwick for feeding the teams at lunchtime
“Around 100 walkers completed the walk, raising much-needed funds for St Richard’s Hospice and the amazing work that they do for our community.”
The walk is the equivalent of climbing one fifth the ascent of Everest in just a day
Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/teamzulu2021 to boost the fund further.