Sponsorship coming in for Willowfield walkersTuesday 25 September 2012
Four ambitious walkers from Willowfield Parish Church completed their 103 mile fundraising trek on Friday night when they arrived back home in Belfast.
They set off from Donegal Town on Monday 17 September on a coast–to–coast trek across Ireland to raise funds for Willowfield’s hall refurbishment project. The walk left them with sore feet, but apart from that they were none the worse for wear!
Rector, Canon David McClay, Church Army officer, George Newell, children’s worker, Susan McFarland and youth worker, Stuart Douglas, were welcomed back by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Gavin Robinson, at a family fun BBQ.
With only a fraction of the sponsor forms in, the walk has raised between four and five thousand pounds already.
The hall was built in the 1950s but needs a major upgrade to provide modern, comfortable facilities for the youth, children’s and community work run by the church. Several hundred people are helped by its organisations and the practical support offered by members each week. The project is expected to cost £1 million and will represent a major investment in the area’s future. All money raised from sponsors will go towards the refurbishment.