They raised an amazing £24,921.88 and their target was £4000. The Severfield Foundation were happy to support Gary and donated £500 to help reach their target.
“We started at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday 4th July at Omagh RFC not really knowing what was ahead of us despite all of our training over the last few months.” - Gary Sherrard
Each evening they finished at a rugby club, having walked at least 26 miles:
Sunday – Omagh RFC to City of Derry RFC – 33 miles
Monday – City of Derry RFC to Coleraine RFC via Limavady RFC – 27 miles
Tuesday – Coleraine RFC to Ballymena RFC via Ballymoney RFC – 27 miles
Wednesday – Ballymena RFC to Instonians/Cooke RFC via Ballyclare RFC & Ophir RFC – 34 miles
Thursday – Instonians/Cooke RFC to Banbridge RFC via QUBRFC & Lisburn RFC – 26 miles
Friday – Banbridge RFC to Dungannon RFC via Portadown RFC – 28 miles
Saturday – Dungannon RFC to Omagh RFC – 30 miles
“Without a doubt the toughest day was Tuesday as the heat and enormity of our task started to drain us but with the help of some support walkers from Wednesday onwards we made it home.
On Saturday 10th July just after 6pm we took the final steps of our challenge as we walked into Omagh RFC to an emotional but brilliant reception.” - Gary Sherrard