Pirates women fundraise and help GB Lions reach 8,707k target

May 1st, 2017

Members of the Pirates women’s team had a busy Sunday fundraising for the team, for the new Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Bellahouston Park, and helping the GB Lions women’s campaign to raise money to compete in the World Championships in Canada in June.

On Sunday morning EKPW players Gill McNicoll, Zoe Hatfield and Karyn McIntosh took part in the Glasgow Bubble Rush, raising £230 that will be split between the team and the hospice fund.

Bubble Rush is a fun 5k, which starts in a sea of bubbles and features four bubble stations along the route full of coloured bubbles! You can still make a donation via Givey – https://www.givey.com/ekpwbubble

This bank holiday weekend the Great Britian women’s team asked the British American Football community to help them take part in a sponsored distance event to raise money towards the cost of competing in the World Championships in Canada in June. People from clubs around the country have helped to cycle, run, row and even lift (1km=100kg!) the target distance of 8,707km, which represents the distance from Granada, where the GB Women’s team competed internationally for the first time, to Vancouver, the host city for the World Championships.

On Sunday afternoon our own GB Lion Aimee Wilson valiantly pedalled away at our senior game against Sheffield Giants, along with help from EKPW team mate Claire Cochrane who, due to an ankle injury, resistance band rowed her kms! Gill, Karyn and Zoe donated the 15kms they ran in the Bubble Rush to the cause, and between them Aimee and Claire pedalled and rowed to make it up to an amazing 100km donated by EKPW to the GB Lions campaign total! You can still donate to GB Lions women’s team campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/j8fq2-road-to-canada




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