Community club Blackpool Stanley run a mile for NHS

Community club Blackpool Stanley are running and cycling a combined 5,000 miles during the next three-week lockdown to raise money for both the NHS and the club.

The North West Men’s Division 5 club, who play their home games at Kingscote Park, previously completed a 24-hour game of touch rugby league in November to raise funds for the charity State of Mind and the club.

Head coach Brett Whitehead said: “We know these unprecedented times can be difficult with money, and the club is also affected.

“The lads wanted to come together to be active and raise money for the brilliant work of the NHS and to make sure there is still a club for us to play rugby by the end of it for us all.

“The fundraiser will also help players’ mental health by motivating them to get out and be active, which is very important within both the club and rugby league as a sport.

“A massive thank you to everyone who has already donated, the lads are working hard to complete the challenge ahead.”

To make a donation to Blackpool Stanley fundraiser, click HERE.

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