A Grand Achievement

MFC Foundation is well over one thousand pounds better off thanks to the efforts of five walkers and the generosity of their sponsors.

Having seen first hand the work we do here at the Foundation and the difference we can make to the lives of so many, photographer Tom Banks wanted to help.

Tom has photographed many Boro games at first and Academy level and he came up with the idea of a sponsored walk linking Boro’s two main centres of operation, Rockliffe and the Riverside.

After several weeks in the planning, Tom, long with our own Paul South, together with Kevin Leavesley, Karen Ross and Leigh Fisher, completed the close-on 19-mile (30km) walk in just over five-and-a-half hours, with the group raising a total which approached £1,200 when they touched the Ayresome Park gates.

There to meet them was Head of Foundation Helena Bowman, the broadcasting legend that is Gary Phillipson from BBC Radio Tees, ex-Boro star Neil Maddison who now works the club and the BBC Radio Tees, as well as their very supportive friends and family.

A fantastic effort from all involved and thank you so much to everyone who sponsored them.

There’s still time if you want to add a pound or two to the pot, all donations gratefully received and put to very good use.

PAUL: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=PaulSouthMFCFoundation&pageUrl=4

TOM: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=TomBanks11&pageUrl=1