April will see Elite Player Development Group manager Ross Stewart take on the Virgin London Marathon, running the 26 miles, 385 yards, through the capital’s streets in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Stewart will be joined by Bernie, who will be running in his third London Marathon!
Then in June commercial director Brian Facer and team manager Paul Shields will be taking on The Pig Ultra Duathlon, which will see the pair undertake a six-mile mountain run, followed by a 105-mile bike ride and finish off with a 20-mile trail run, all in the breathtaking surroundings at the foot of Cadair Idris in north Wales.
The pair’s efforts are in aid of both Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Leon Barwell Foundation.
To support any of these challenges visit either of the following Just Giving sites:
MARIE CURIE - www.justgiving.com/Northampton-saints
LEON BARWELL FOUNDATION - www.justgiving.com/Northampton-saints-2
Later in the year community coach Will Parkin will be joining a group raising money for Willen Hospice by cycling the 800 miles from Paris to Nice, via the legendary Tour de France climbs of Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux. The Ride for Willen group is aiming to raise £100,000 during the seven-day challenge in September; donate at www.justgiving.com/Will-LewisRFW
Northampton Saints has a long tradition of supporting a wide range of local and national charities, with over £250,000-worth of donations being handed out each season. This is supplemented by initiatives such as Dylan Hartley’s Front Mo Union, which has raised well over £100,000 for Movember over the past two years, Charity Chicken Nandos takeovers by the Saints’ squad, and club photographer Claire Jones donating proceeds from her sales to the Leon Barwell Foundation.
With April’s Aviva Premiership game against Saracens at stadiummk supporting Help For Heroes, the Saints’ commitment to charity is only going to continue to grow and grow.