This year’s #Morton50daychallenge wrapped up at Cappielow last Tuesday evening (25/7) with a 5k walk or jog around the pitch, followed up a barbeque.
Fundraisers have been walking, jogging, swimming or cycling 5k a day for five of seven days per week for the last fifty days. Whilst raising money for Morton Community and charities close to their hearts. Collectively fundraisers raised a staggering £2,900.09, with £1450.05 being split with a charity of choice.
Returning to the 50 day challenge for a second year, Calum Livingstone, Lorna Robertson and team raised a fantastic £492.35 with fifty per cent being donated to Bowel Cancer UK.
Louise Watters, mother of Morton Community coach Kris Juszczak, and family raised an incredible £765. Their charity of choice is Ardgowan Hospices Butterfly Project, a cause which provided much support to the family in the past.
David Middleton’s challenge raised £220.36 with fifty per cent being shared with Epilepsy Scotland.
Previous Football Fans in Training participant and Walking Football regular Brian Rankin raised £374.07, Brian’s chosen charity is Ardgowan Hospice.
Morton Community volunteer and Coach Paul Sefton and partner Jeanie raised £117.06 their chosen charity is Ardgowan Hospice.
Community managers Gordon McKillop and Brian McLaughlin raised £441.62, their nominated charity is Meningitis Research Foundation.
David Mark raised £100, David’s nominated charity is Cancer Research. Cancer Research will also benefit from Laura Williamson, Gemma Stewart and Deborah Mole’s challenge raising a collective £71.18.
Finally, Greenock Morton Hockey Club raised £249.79, their nominated charity is Ardgowan Hospice.
Gordon McKillop, Morton Community Operations Manager, comments: “On behalf of Morton Community I cannot thank participating fundraisers enough for all their hard work over the last two months. £2,900 is a terrific total.
“With the money raised we plan to create a pilot ‘Greenock Morton Numeracy Trail’, engaging Primary 3 children, in a similar manner to the Greenock Morton Literacy Trail. Young participants would come to Cappielow to learn about maths through the context of football.”
*all totals include gift aid minus estimated fees.