Thornhill Trojans raise more than £1,000 for NHS staff during lockdown

Drew Darbyshire

Community club Thornhill Trojans have raised more than £1,000 for the NHS by clocking up the miles during the coronavirus pandemic.

The amateur rugby league season has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.

And West Yorkshire amateur club Thornhill Trojans are currently tackling a fundraiser in support of NHS staff and volunteers at this difficult time.

The Trojans have 160 participants taking on a challenge in collectively racking up 1,500 miles in seven days – and they’ve already done just over 1,000 after four days.

Thornhill Trojans coach Danny Ratcliffe said: “Due to the current situation we are in and no rugby league games going ahead, I decided to try and get everyone within our club to do something to stay active.

“I thought I’d make it more of a challenge and do it for charity at the same time. I set up a running group on the Strava app and we have 160 participating throughout the week.

“We are doing this to keep everyone active throughout lockdown and get themselves ready for if and when the season starts again.

“We decided to raise money for the NHS staff and volunteers working on the frontline battling against COVID-19.

“We are four days into the challenge and we have raised £1,055 which is already above our £1,000 target.”

To make a donation to Thornhill’s fundraiser, click HERE.

Day 4

Day 4 and you are smashing this challenge, keep it going people, fantastic job

Posted by Thornhill Trojans on Thursday, 23 April 2020

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