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raised of £5,000 target by 381 supporters

    Weʼve raised £13,372 to help local Dementia and Alzheimer's charities and groups who support our people.

    Funded on Saturday, 18th June 2022

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    Following the success of the #EPABigBikeRide, another of our members, Carl Sanderson has decided to take on the challenge of the Great North Swim and do so to raise further funds for our cause.

    Carl, supported by colleagues at HSL Comfort Experts is swimming Lake Windemere on Saturday 11 June and any further donations in support of Sandy will be greatly appreciated.



    Several former Hull FC players and coaches are battling or have recently been diagnosed with a form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

    Players like Tony Dukes, Chris Davidson, George Robinson, and David Doyle-Davidson are now joined by former Head Coach, Royce Simmons, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s earlier this year.

    Following the news about ‘Simmo’, some of the players during Royce’s tenure at the club have decided to join Royce and take on a challenge of their own. This will be in honour of their former coach and all former black and whites who have suffered or continue to suffer with dementia.

    On Friday 13 May, Hull FC play St. Helens away at the Totally Wicked Stadium, the only other Super League side that Royce coached in the UK. And week commencing Monday 16 May is Dementia Action Week.

    So, on Thursday 12 May at approximately 7am, 20 of Royce’s former charges, and admirers of players from earlier generations will set off from the home of Hull FC at the MKM stadium to cycle almost 130 miles from Hull to St. Helens, arriving at the ground in time for kick-off.

    Cycling along the Trans Pennine Trail, with an overnight rest halfway through the route planned under the close watchful eye of former club and Great Britain Physio, Keith ‘Cheggars’ Warner.

    The group are hopeful that club legend, and former captain of Hull FC’s two-time Challenge Cup winning sides of 2016 and 2017, Gareth Ellis will join the ride at some stage.

    Ellis enjoyed a wonderful spell down under at the West Tigers where he was also fortunate enough to mentored, and no doubt entertained by Royce.

    **IMPORTANT** This page has been set up as a Crowdfunding page so that any funds raised can be split and shared amongst local charities and groups who work tirelessly for those with dementia or Alzheimer's. The group would also like to offer a donation to Royce's cause too.

    Thanks to:

    Foxy Rentals for providing the support vehicles and transport for the return journey.

    MyProtein for supplying all nutritional supplements for the challenge.

    Riders so far include: Dean Busby, Keith Tindall, Chico Jackson, Leroy McKenzie, Maea David, Rob Danby, Jon Aston, Richard Wilson, Kev Gray, Craig O'Donnell, Matt Schultz, John McKracken, Richard Fletcher, Dave Stevenson, Stan Pickering, Pat Howdale, Craig Jackson, Steve Crooks, Andy Johnson, Matt Richards, Andy Taylor and Keith Warner.

    Former player Mick Sutton will provide support on the ground and drive the support vehicle.

    Bonus Ball Numbers

    1. Kevin Gray 2. Ann Fox 3. Kieran Gray 4. Fred Wardell 5. J Aston 6. Dean Busby 7. J Aston 8. Jamie Lamplough 9. Joe Dixon 10. Rich Wilson 11. Paul Redfurn 12. Jamie Lamplough 13. Peter Fitzgerral 14. Maggie Taylor 15. Eddie R 16. Steve Henderson 17. Steve Henderson 18. Oliver Busby 19. Glen Brewer 20. Mark South 21. Jason Donohue 22. Graham Mallinson 23. Linda Henley 24. Kevin Gray 25. Graham Mallinson 26. Rob Wilson 27. Nicky Ferguson 28. Dick Ollett 29. Dick Ollett 30. Natasha Butler 31. Eddie R 32. Mark South 33. Craig Murdock 34. Scott Palframan 35. Craig O'Donnell 36. Andy Taylor 37. Steve Henderson 38. Darren Bunby 39. Darren Dunby 40. Leanne Townsley 41. John Mackracken 42 Tom Aston-Johnson 43. Stan Pickering 44. Craig Murdoch 45. Kevin Smith 46. Matty Eric Knowles 47. Carron Painter 48. Carron Painter 49. Helen Schultz 50. Steve Crooks 51. S Turner 52. S Turner 53. Chico Jackson 54. Rob Wilson 55. Fred Wardell 56. Steve Henderson 57. Steve Henderson 58. Rob Wilson 59. Eddie R



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      • Scott SM Electrical

        Scott SM Electrical

        Jun 18, 2022

        Carl well done hopefully it’s grown back :) All jokes aside well done all involved it’s going to a great Charity


      • Craig - Sub Zero Climate Control

        Craig - Sub Zero Climate Control

        Jun 18, 2022

        Well done Carl Sanderson and everyone involved, brilliant effort👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


      • Bob Hepworth

        Bob Hepworth

        Jun 15, 2022

        Great work for a great charity.


      • Taylor , Jayden & Harry Cavany

        Taylor , Jayden & Harry Cavany

        Jun 10, 2022

        Good luck grandad Carl x


      • Lisa oates

        Lisa oates

        Jun 10, 2022

        Raising money for a great cause well done everyone involved


      • Mel Kingsley

        Mel Kingsley

        Jun 10, 2022

        Keep up the great work and good luck!!


      • Sharon Sanderson

        Sharon Sanderson

        Jun 9, 2022

        Goid Luck Carl , I'm so proud of you xx


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