A Yorkshire teenager is walking 300 miles traversing 15 stadia in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Holly Beaumont, a 17-year-old Heckmondwike Grammar School pupil, from Wakefield said she was inspired to carry out the feat after her favourite Rugby League player, Rob Burrow, of Leeds Rhinos, disclosed last year that he was suffering from the illness.
In a post for MNDA Holly wrote: “I plan to complete 15 walks across Yorkshire, in which I will visit each football stadium played at by all the Yorkshire teams in the top eight flights of English football, and visit each of the rugby league stadiums played at by the Yorkshire teams in the top three flights of English rugby league.”
“I have a lot of time on my hands at the moment so it seemed a good time to make use of it. I’m hoping to finish the walks by the end of summer.
“When he played for Leeds Rhinos, Rob was my favourite player.”
MNDA is a seriously debilitating illness with most sufferers losing the ability to walk, use their hands, speak, swallow, and even breathe. There is no known cure.
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Heckmondwike Grammar School Head Teacher, Peter Roberts, said: “Holly has been at HGS since year 7 (I taught her Geography then!).
“She is an exceptional student even by our Grammar school standards. Very bright academically, achieving excellent GCSE grades and now studying for A levels. She is a very thoughtful student, very caring for others and consequently very popular.
“She is the epitome of a HGS student – works hard and plays hard and gets just rewards.
“As Head Teacher I would say I am very proud of Holly and her fundraising for MND, and she has turned a very difficult/worrying situation because of coronavirus into a positive by using some of her time off school to do the walks and fundraise.”
These are the stadium she is visiting
1-Ingfield the home of Ossett United
2-Tetley stadium the home of dewsbury rams
3-mount pleasant the home of Batley bulldogs
4-Saint Giles road home of brighouse town
5- The shay stadium the home of halifax Town and Halifax Rugby League
6-Parkside home of Farsley FC
7- Nethermoor Park home of Guiseley FC
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