NRL’s Wigan recruitment branch colleague Lauren Underwood joined friends for an epic walk last week in aid of Joseph’s Goal.
An avid Wigan Athletic Football Club fan and Joseph’s Goal charity supporter, Lauren joined friends for the second year to walk 58 miles to raise funds and cheer on her favourite team – almost twice as long as last year’s route.
Joseph’s Goal was set up to by Joseph Kendrick’s parents to raise awareness of a very rare life-limiting genetic disorder called Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia (NKH) which Joseph struggles with.
Charity supporter Martin Tarbuck coordinated a group of 75 supporters walking across 3 days from Wigan Athletic’s Euxton training ground to Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium on Good Friday just in time to see their team take victory.
Lauren and her friends passionately fundraised before and during the Walk4Joseph to help raise as much money as possible for such an important cause. Impressed by the hard work training and fundraising in the run-up to the event, colleagues at NRL’s Wigan branch were only too happy to top up donations at the end of the first day to help spur the group on.
With final donations still coming in, Lauren and her friends have now raised over £1,700 including Gift Aid, and the walk itself has raised over £32k for Joseph’s Goal with no sign of donations slowing down.
About Joseph’s Goal
Joseph’s Goal was set-up when parents Emma and Paul wanted to raise crucial funds to find a cure for Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia, (NKH). A genetic disorder that affects one child in every 60,000, their son Joseph was diagnosed with NKH soon after birth.
What is NKH?
How can you support Joseph’s Goal?
To see how you can donate to help find a cure for Joseph and other children suffering from NKH, visit their website.