Charity champions take on 70km trek to mark Rose Road's 70th year

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Rose Road Families with Bruce Elkins, Peter Harding and companions
Rose Road Families with Bruce Elkins, Peter Harding and companions

TWO charity champions who have raised more than £100,000 for local causes over the years have now completed a 70km walking challenge.

Bruce Elkins and Peter Harding, long-term supporters of disability charity Rose Road, undertook the epic two day walking challenge along the Test Way, starting at Inkpen Beacon near Hungerford in Berkshire and finishing at Eling, Southampton.

It was part of the charity's 70th birthday celebrations.

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The charity also held an accessible walking event where disabled young people and families supported by Rose Road have been invited to take part in a 1km walk on hard standing around Romsey Memorial Park. Collectively they achieved an incredible 76km!

Bruce, who is an Ambassador for Rose Road, is no stranger to organising sporting challenges to raise money for good causes.

He said: “I have enjoyed every minute supporting the work Rose Road does for the families, children and young people.

"Rose Road have helped so many families over the last 70 years and we want make sure they continue to reach more disabled children and young people over the next 70 years.

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"Everyone taking part in this walk with us is helping to raise more money which will help ensure that happens."

Several friends joined Bruce and Peter along the way including fellow supporters of Rose Road Dave Fulford from Radcliffe & Co, and a team from Churchers Solicitors and Questmap.

Rose Road is marking its 70th year with a number of themed events. The charity provides respite breaks, community outreach, holiday activities and advice for over 300 children and young adults with severe physical disabilities, learning difficulties, and/or autism.

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