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David completes his Lap of Lancashire

Brilliant work from the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust's deputy CEO!

12 June 2019

Deputy CEO David Dunwell completed the 'Lap of Lancashire' charity walk in aid of mental health awareness and the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust's future mental health projects.

David battled through various elements of harsh conditions to cover 126 miles over five days of walking and camping. In total, David covered a huge 290,000 steps with an even more impressive 51 hours total walking time.

Throughout the lap of Lancashire David stopped off at all seven EFL clubs within the red rose county. Starting and finishing the walk at Ewood Park, he went on to visit Accrington Stanley, Burnley, Blackpool, Morecambe, Fleetwood Town and Preston North End.

Each neighbouring football club were a real credit, offering David some much needed rest and company, as well as offering key refreshments along the way.

The monumental effort has raised a fantastic amount all in aid of awareness for mental health, and David admits he can't thank those that have contributed enough.

David would also like to go on record in thanking sponsor Whalley Warm and Dry who were boot sponsors, as well as Access Point Media Services and Howe 2, who sponsored leg one and leg five, respectively.

Further appreciation goes to Fell View Park Campsite, Meadow View Caravan Park and Stanley Villa Campsite, who were all campsite sponsors, and shirt sponsor Business Gift UK.

A huge thanks also to local businesses for donations to keep David going strong, as well as family and friends giving the Community Trust's deputy CEO the motivation when he most needed it.

We'll have a final total of the funds raised announced at the end of June.

Keep your eyes on the Trust's social media platforms for further reaction to this worthwhile cause.


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