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Wotton-Under-Edge Hockey Club are raising money for Wotton-Under-Edge Hockey Club and Cotswold Way Association

Remembering Alan - WUE HC Tokyo Challenge

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Total raised so far

£605 by 22 supporters

+£136.25 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

Our story

Wotton-Under-Edge Hockey Club members have created this virtual challenge in memory of Dr Alan Hooper, former Chairman and President who sadly passed away in March this year. Enabling us to come together as a club whilst raising much needed funds.

Dr Alan Hooper:

Alan joined the club in the mid-nineties, and it was under his leadership that the club expanded from two men’s teams and a small junior section to the club we largely see today. He was so much more than just an administrator: player, umpire, and coach. What stood out more than anything else was his passion and love for the game; and his pride in what all sections of the club continued to achieve at all ages and levels. Playing well into his sixties he was a valued team member, mentor, and friend to so many of our members.

The Challenge:

In preparation for the Tokyo Olympics and our Great British men and ladies hockey team going for gold, we will attempt to travel the distance from Wotton-Under-Edge to Tokyo via our olympic gold medal route. A total of 6,776 miles in 12 weeks, either running, swimming, walking, or cycling.

The gold medal team will consist of members, supporters, players, and coaches covering all age groups. We will be raising much needed funds for the Club during these unprecedented times and The Cotswold Way Association, a charity chosen by Dr Alan Hooper’s family.

The Cotswold Way Association:

Is a charity, created in 2016, to ensure that the Cotswold Way and its associated routes do not fall into disrepair because of recent cuts in government expenditure. We are a no frills, low cost operation, run entirely by volunteers.

Alan Hooper was a founding Trustee of the charity and was Secretary from 2017 until he passed away. He was also an active Cotswold Voluntary Warden and his work on the Cotswold Way and other walking trails of the Cotswolds is very much appreciated.

Thank you for checking out our page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Wotton-Under-Edge Hockey Club and Cotswold Way Association.

Our updates

4 days ago

Thank you for all the donations. We have just completed Week 3 and the amazing WUE HC team have clocked up a total of 1090.71 miles and cumulative distance of 3084.09 miles.

2 weeks ago

Thank you to everyone that has donated so far.

We have completed week 1 o and what a great start - 996.29 miles done. A massive well done to all the players, coaches, supporters and members that have taken part. Lets see if we can beat that next week. We will keep you posted.

This page is in memory of

Alan Hooper

Wotton-Under-Edge Hockey Club are fundraising for 2 charities

Wotton-Under-Edge Hockey Club

Cotswold Way Association

Charity number: 1167094

Recent donations

4 days ago

Gordon and Louise Wilcock

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

4 days ago

The Bulls

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

4 days ago

Sue Pascoe

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

5 days ago



1 week ago

Jaci and John Spry

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

1 week ago

The Sprys


2 weeks ago

margaret reid

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago


£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

John Bartram

Good luck with the challenge in memory of Alan. He was a lovely man and did so much for the Cotswold Way

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

Michael and Margaret Lythgoe

In memory of a much loved and much missed cousin.

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

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