Romsey and District Walking Football Club had to put aside its usual approach to exercise and break into a run when a team from the club took part in this year’s Romsey Half Marathon to raise funds for Jane Scarth House, the Romsey Cancer Support Centre charity. 

It proved to be a great effort from the over 60s & 70s walking footballers, whose participation in the event was organised by club member Graham Rose, as they completed the course in 3 hours 50 minutes and 44 seconds and more importantly raised £1,165 for a very worthy local cause.

Club chairman Les Feetam recently presented a cheque to centre manager, Rachel Tucker, and trustee Wendy Morrish, accompanied by some of the club members who either ran in or supported the event on the day.

Rachel Tucker, of Jane Scarth House, said: “We are so grateful to the Romsey and District Walking Football Club for supporting Jane Scarth House. This donation will make a huge impact to us, enabling us to help anyone affected by cancer with professional counselling, complementary therapies, qigong, craft for wellbeing and so much more. It was lovely that so many of the team members were able to visit our centre and see at first hand, how their donation will be used.”