Talk from teenage fundraiser Aimee mesmerises Saddleworth Rotary Club

THE youngest ever speaker at The Rotary Club of Saddleworth captivated her audience with her account of her recent trek across the Pennine Way for charity.

Matt Torr, Aimee Torr and Barbara Howse

Aimee Torr, 13, visited the Club with her dad Matt to talk about her 108-mile, five-day walk from Hawes to Edale which the pair took on in July in aid of Francis House Hospice.

The walk was extremely challenging, with some appalling weather conditions, but beautiful scenery along the way.

Rotary members and their partners were treated to a fantastic video of Aimee’s adventures, which was filmed by Matt and interspersed with her amusing and heartwarming commentary.

Aimee’s fellow walkers, dad Matt and friend Chris Maylor, called her “a remarkable young lady who never stopped laughing and smiling”.

And she performed a celebratory cartwheel to mark her arrival at the nightly camping spot, as well as on completing the challenging trek.

Aimee, from Delph, set out to raise £1,000, a target she has smashed and has so far amassed £3,000 and counting.

Barbara Howse, President of the Rotary Club, said: “Thank you Aimee for a most enthralling evening. We very much hope you will come back and tell us about your next adventure!”

Next, Aimee is planning an even greater fundraising challenge as she aims to walk ‘Coast to Coast’ which is twice the distance.

Find out more about Aimee’s challenge on: Facebook.com/challenge108 or make a donation to support her: www.justgiving.com/Challenge108

To find more about the Rotary Club of Saddleworth, visit their website: www.tsrc.co.uk. To attend one of their meetings (6.30pm weekly on Wednesdays at The White Hart, Lydgate), contact secretary, Clint Elliott on 07778 160008 or email: clinteelliott@gmail.com

 

One Reply to “Talk from teenage fundraiser Aimee mesmerises Saddleworth Rotary Club”

  1. Hi Clint my Name is George Hansford i have organise a Stars of The Sixties Autographed Guitar Raffle in aid of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice,Springhill Hospice and Willow Wood Hospice the Guitar signatures Peter Noone ,Marty Wilde ,Mike Pender, Brian Pool ,Mike Berry,Charlie Gracie+Dave Berry and The Cruisers Derek Quinn from Freddie & the Dremers, The Searchers ,The Merseybeats Heman;s Hermits, Marmalade ,The Fourmost , Union Gap , Dakotas . Draw Date Friday 16th August 2019 at the American Legends Concert at The Queen Elizabeth Hall Oldham small Society Lottery Registration No LOTO189 with OMBC This Guitar as an Certificate of Authenticity . We would be very grateful if we could hire a pich to sell the autographed guitar raffle tickets at the Saddleworth Summer Show
    Should you have any queries feel free to contact me on 07764961168

    kind regards George Hansford

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