Since Friday May 8th, Andy Brown from Gloucester Rugby's Community Department has been taking part in the Matt Hampson Walk to the Guinness Premiership Final.
Andy, and a number of other intrepid walkers, began the charity walk at Clifton Cruisers based in Rugby Town and aim to finish at the Guinness Premiership Final on 16th May 2009.
Matt Hampson played rugby for Leicester Tigers Academy, England U18 schools and England U19s until a training accident whilst training with England in 2005 left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Over the last few days the walk has intensified with the participants taking the 20 miles per day in their stride.
Andy has been joined by a number of staff from Playing for Success and has also walked with Martin Johnson, Rory Underwood, Jason Leonard and Graham Rowntree.
Andy is still trying to raise as much money as possible but needs your support so please visit www.justgiving.co.uk/gloucesterrugbywalk4matt
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