The Dean steps out

8 May 2019 04:52

THE College Dean of Higher Education at the Trafford College Group, which includes Stockport College, trekked 55 miles in a day dressed as a nurse to raise money for medical research.

Mark Harris walked between Sheffield Hallam and Stoke City Football clubs to support research into a life-limiting condition suffered by his brother.

Mark was joined by fellow fundraisers, including ex-Stoke City and Republic of Ireland legend, Liam Lawrence, on the walk from Hillsborough to the Bet365 Stadium in time for the match between the two clubs at the end of March.

The team left the Sheffield Wednesday pitch at 7pm on Friday, arriving at Sheffield Hallamshire Hospital to drop off a £10,000 cheque to the specialist pulmonary nurses at 8pm, and then started their 55-mile walk through the night.

They arrived at Stoke City stadium at midday on Saturday, some 17 hours later, for a presentation on the pitch at half time in front of 25,000 fans.

Despite the large collection of blisters they've suffered, the team are already looking forward to their next challenge.

They will take on the Three Peak in 24-hour challenge, again - dressed as nurses, with the aim of completing the 'John Bishop' Paris to London challenge in five days at some point over summer 2020.

That will involve cycling from Paris to Calais, rowing across to Dover and then three marathons in 3 days!

In total, the team has raised about £15,000 so far across four walks, and are hoping to get this closer to £20,000.

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