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Go Team Witham!!

Remembering Alan - WUE HC Tokyo Challenge

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

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 Cotswold Way Association and Wotton-Under-Edge Hockey Club.

Our updates

2 years ago

Update on Week 9 and Week 10.

Week 9 was a massive milestone as we reached our target. What an amazing effort from everyone involved. That leaves us 3 weeks to see how far we can get back on your Gold Medal journey.

Week 9: With 542.94 miles this took our overall total to 6837.51. 61.51 miles over our target.

Week 10: Was another amazing effort with 956.57 miles taking our overall total to 7794.08

Thanks to all the donations and support.

2 years ago

Thank you to everyone that has donated, what an amazing total so far with only 4 weeks to go.

Just a quick update on how many miles we have completed each week;

Final total for week 1: 1069.34 miles

Final total for week 2: 924.04 miles

Final total for week 3: 1090.71 miles

Final total for week 4: 620.63 miles

Final total for week 5: 538.20 miles

Final total for week 6: 190.58 miles

The Blue Army have been hard at work over the Christmas period (covering week 7 and 8) and had a festive target of completing 780 miles over the two week holiday.

Well, we absolutely smashed it and completed a massive 1861.07 miles.

Having reached Beijing and Seoul we are on the final leg of the journey having completed a total 6294.57 miles at the end of week 8. 4 weeks and 481.43 miles to go. I am sure we will smash that target and see how many extra miles we can complete.

Thank you for supporting the challenge.

2 years 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 years 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

Our 2 charities

Cotswold Way Association

Charity number: 1167094

Wotton-Under-Edge Hockey Club

Charity number: EC231427

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