Cougars Friendly Feline Freddie took to the canal bank last weekend to join walkers on the final ever ‘Walk for Estelle’ helping raise much needed funds for the Reverse Rett Charity.
In sweltering conditions the cuddly club mascot managed 4 miles along the Silsden -Keighley section of the Leeds – Liverpool Canal joining the walkers lead by Cougar supporters Al Dickinson and Mike Govier , both veterans of all three years of the event, that sees walkers (and the occasional cyclist ) complete the grueling 127 miles of tow path over four days.
Although wanting to stay with his fellow walkers till their final arrival in Leeds , Freddie had to make his farewells at Granby Bridge , to make the day of a young Cougars Supporter , with a personal appearance at the six year old’s birthday party.
Freddie commented ‘ It was fantastic morning , firstly seeing the dedication and commitment of the walkers and then making the day for one of our young fans .The Walk for Estelle fundraisers have been supported by the Cougars over the three years and I’m proud to followed in the footsteps of Players Paul March and Danny Jones who’ve both walked part of the route in previous years ‘
Walk organizer Al Dickinson said ‘ Freddie joining us for the walk caused a real stir and I think without doubt lead to fair few further donations from other canal users on the day ! Great thanks must go to Freddie’s ‘personal assistant’ for the day , Cougar Head Steward Rob Dade for a fantastic effort in high temperatures !
The Club have been fantastic supporters of the Walk over the past three years and I’m sure will continue to support when we move onto new fundraising activities for Reverse Rett in 2015 ‘
For more info about ‘A Walk for Estelle and the Reverse Rett Charity click here