Emily Walne's 60km February Dash

U13 Girls Pathway Player Emily Walne is raising money for Marie Curie!

Emily is relatively new to our pathway set up and was set to join our U13 Girls this winter. By now she would have started training with us at the Elite Performance Centre located at the Incora County Ground. However, due to the current lockdown, this cannot happen.

Being a keen sportswoman, this has not stopped Emily from taking on a challenge! Emily has challenged herself to run 60km throughout the month of February to raise money for Marie Curie.

Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness across the UK. Their nurses work night and day in people’s homes and their hospices offer specialist care. They also support people emotionally, provide practical information, and match them with trained volunteers.

When talking about why she wanted to take on this challenge, Emily said:

“Since my Great Grandad Joe died 8 years ago, we have raised money for Marie Curie as a family but over the past 12 months, most of our fundraising plans have been cancelled. Marie Curie supported my family when my grandad was very ill. They provided nurses to sit with him through some nights, to give the family a rest even though they were only upstairs they had the peace of mind someone was there just to chat with him if he wished and could call grandma down if needed. It also meant I could sit on his bed and eat a Chinese takeaway with him, which was his favourite. I would stand on his bed and brush his hair and put my clips in it to make him laugh.

People need these wonderful nurses and carers, Marie Curie relies on fundraising to help them continue to help others, these are difficult times but please help me raise much-needed funds for Marie Curie so other families can benefit from their support as we did. I am definitely up for the challenge!”

Emily has set her target at £450 and is so close to meeting that already!

U13s Manager Lauren Tuffrey said:

“Emily has already started to show her commitment to her cricket by continuing her training at home during lockdown, and it has been so good to see! It is so nice to see that yet another girl from the pathway is taking time to give back to others and support a cause that is so close to their hearts. We are all extremely proud of what Emily is doing and her commitment to this challenge. Well Done Emily!”

To donate to Emily’s cause and help her support Marie Curie, please follow the link below:


Are you or your club fundraising, helping the community, or going above and beyond during this time? We would love to hear about it! Let us know and get in touch with lauren.tuffrey@dcfcricket.com or contact us on social media!

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