Rory’s Warriors raise thousands

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While many people spent the bank holiday weekend relaxing, a group of High Peak fundraisers were busy walking from Manchester to Buxton for a good cause.

The intrepid group called Rory’s Warriors - Lisa Blair, Joanne O’Dwyer, Gill Godfrey, Alison Pimblett, Caroline Johnson, Amy Johnson, Stephanie Hanshaw, Clare Nutall and Anthony Nutall, set off from Ronald McDonald House (RMH) on Saturday morning, walking the 28 miles to the 19th Hole in Fairfield in eight and half hours.

Their efforts have so far raised over £4,200 for the charity, which is a cause close to Lisa’s heart after she and husband Stuart stayed at Ronald McDonald House for several weeks when her son Rory was born with kidney problems.

Lisa, of Forest Avenue, said: “Rory had to be in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, for five weeks after his birth in February this year and we were able to stay in RMH meaning that we could be by his side at any time without having to travel backwards and forwards from Buxton to Manchester.

“We cannot thank RMH enough for what they did for our family, they have truly amazing staff, volunteers and facilities who do everything possible to make sure every family has a safe, clean and friendly place to stay during their time of need.”