Glyn trains for non-stop charity race

A sports endurance enthusiast will raise money for Cancer Research UK while taking part in a gruelling race this year.

Supporting Cancer Research

Supporting Cancer Research


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Glyn Marston has teamed up with the Willenhall Ay We voluntary group to collect cash for their chosen charity by completing the non-stop 750km challenge.

The 52 year-old is tackling the Paris-Brest-Paris race in August on an Elliptigo bike.

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Glyn Martson makes challenge worthwhile…..

Glyn makes challenge worthwhile!!

We are very proud once again to have Glyn Marston by our side as he sets about his latest challenge and in the process, raising funds for our chosen charity Cancer Research. Many of you will know Glyn, Willenhall born and bred, for his great fundraising efforts over many years but we were very honoured to have Glyn launch the Willenhall Flag back in June 2014. Glyn has attended many events on behalf of Willenhallaywe.co.,uk and is a true ambassador for our voluntary organisation promoting our hometown.
Glyns challenge will be – Paris to Brest to Paris, August 16th- 20th . Glyn Marston has a place on the British Elliptigo team for the PBP event- a 750 mile non stop challenge over four days. While Glyn is aware that he has to qualify in races of four different distances, his confidence is high. And therefore Glyn Marston is putting his place on the 750 PBP event not only to bring pride to our region but to raise funds for a worthy cause- CANCER RESEARCH UK.
Glyn said, “We all know families that have been affected by cancer and Glyn wants to put his hardwork and efforts to this worthwhile cause as our groups chosen charity, we will be fully supporting Glyn and helping to raise as much as we can.
It’s a special year for Willenhallaywe.co.uk. Kalie Plant, as this year will be her sisiters 20th Death Anniversary so hoping to make it a bumper year of fundraising in her memory.

You can follow Glyns efforts via his Facebook Challenge page

Donate via our Justgivingpage .

All for Cancer Research

Glyn Marston ready for his challenge!!

Glyn Marston gearing up for ultimate challenge

An avid sport endurance enthusiast is gearing up for a 90-hour non-stop race.

Glyn Marston will be tackling the 2015 Paris-Brest-Paris race, a 750km bike race starting on August 16 this year.

But the 52-year-old from Willenhall won’t be competing on a normal bike, he will be racing on an Elliptigo bike, a combination between a cross-trainer – a machine used to simulate stair walking and hill climbing – and a normal bicycle.

Glyn started training for the race last year in November after being called up by a member of the British Elliptigo team.

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Our 2015 Charity Calendar is out! LIMITED EDITION

After the huge success of our 2014 charity calendar, we bring you our 2015!!
They will be limited editions and last year sold out very quickly so place your orders asap.

ALL PROCEEDS of the calendars will go to our chosen charity CANCER RESEARCH.

Once again we would like to say a big thanks to The Royal George, Willenhall for sponsoring our calendar and helping us with our fundraising.

Our calendar is once again of the highest quality which is reflected in its price, £5.50 each.

Our 2015 Charity Calendar - Cancer Research

Our 2015 Charity Calendar – Cancer Research

You can contact us via email for postal services on  info@willenhallaywe.co.uk or contact us through our various social media for local delivery etc

Facebook Page
or Twitter @WillenhallAyWe

We will be delivering upto Christmas but they will also be available on our stall at this years Willenhall Christmas Town Event, Sat 6th December along with our whole range of #WillenhallAyWe goodies!

As you know we are a group of volunteers who are very proud of our hometown and work towards pushing and promoting Willenhall.

Pedal power! But not as we know it

He has crossed the line in more than 60 marathons and raised thousands of pounds for charity – now former running man Glyn Marston has taken up a new challenge.

A knee injury forced the sports fanatic to give up racing on his own legs.He explains how a failed attempt to compete at the London Marathon on stilts last year after previous efforts to use a wheelchair led him to take up the ellipitigo – a stand up cycle described as a cross trainer on wheels.

Glyn completed 65 marathons and 45 ultra-distance races, varying from 32 to 153 miles, after taking up running in 1993.

Just this summer the 52-year-old, of Willenhall, completed the Elliptigo European Championships in Aix-Les-Bains in the French Alps. He tackled a 13-mile race up Mont Revard on his stand up cycle. Of the 85 who took part only four of the competitors were English.

He completed the course in 3hrs:58mins. But it took him just 34 minutes to cruise back down the mountain on his bike – showing just how steep the climb was. He also earned ranking points in the world league table by taking part in the championships.

“It was really tough but I enjoyed it and I hope to take part next year. It’s 13 miles uphill all the way.”

“I use the elliptigo regularly. I do get quite a bit of attention. People point at it and make comments about what they think it is. It is very popular in some countries and very big in the US,” he adds.

He now plans to ride it from John O’Groats, in Scotland, to Land’s End, in Cornwall, next June in aid of the charity Cancer Research UK in support of friends and family members who have undergone the illness.

Full Express & Star story here

Best of British Town 2014 Event – General Photos

A selection of photos from this years Best of British town event.

We raised a lovely £88 towards our chosen charity Cancer Research which was added to our recent Race for Life event – giving us a total of £366.00. Many thanks to local buiness’ who donated raffle prizes, inc Morrisons, Tescos, Teet Shirts and big thanks to Imperial Cakes for our super WAW Cake!

Through Willenhallaywe.co.uk, we have raised over £1100, many thanks to you all!

You can still donate be clicking on the link below –
Our Race For Life Page

Our next charity raffle with some bumper prizes will be our Christmas Town Event Sat 6th Dec – See ya there :-)

Race for Life 2014 – Team WAW

We had a great time completing our Race for Life, great weather to go with it too – A great way to raise money for a fantastic cause #cancerresearch.

Thank you to everybody who has donated so far – we have a total of £282, and its not too late to donate :-)

You can donate right HERE

We made it on to HEART wesbite too Click here

A selection of photos –

Raffle Prize Winners – Willenhall Carnival 2014

Many thanks to all the local business’ who helped us raise £80 towards our chosen charity #cancer research with our Charity Raffle

#tesco #morrisons #afblakemore Crazy-Wicks, Local Wetherspoon, The Malthouse, Dale House Fine Indian Cuisine, Butlers Butcher, Willenhall Town Football Club, #99pStore

This will be added to our Race for Life page.

Many thanks to those who supported our raffle and if you wish to donate or sponsor our team – We race on Wednesday 18th June at West Park, you can donate on the above link.

WINNERS
Ralph Jackson – WAW Flying the Flag Cake 
Chris Jones – Morrisons Hamper
Tina Jones – 99p Goodies
Tracey Phillips – Bottle of Rose
Ian Biggs – Butler Butcher Voucher
Helen Antil – Crazy-wicks Voucher
Wolfie – Wetherspoon – Meal for 2
Kelly Walker – Dale House – Meal for 2
Kevin Swift – Party Cake
Mr Carney – Bells
Jane Lane – Box of Thorntons Chocs
Gary Jones – Cup Cakes by Willenhall Town Football Club, Sharon Hall

Look whats on – Morrisons (Willenhall) Sat 7th June 2014

Pop down to your local Morrisons on Saturday as they raise money for SUE RYDER .
Sue Ryder.org provide incredible hospice and neurological care to people with life-changing illnesses.

From 10am, staff will be dressed up partying as its the end of Britains Got Talent!

A member of staff will be sitting in a big bucket for everyone to tip tins of spaghetti of them, a raffle, Guess how many sweets, a member of staff will be showing off her singing skills and lots more, raising money for the above!!

Further info will be added – Please pop along and help a worthy cause :-)

Charity Raffle raised £108 at our final public voting station!!

A massive thank to everybody who bought a raffle ticket or had a go on our sweep stake! We raised £108 in total towards our chosen charity Cancer Research which will be added to our justgiving page Click to donate.

Thank you to Sharon Hall of Willenhall Towm Football Club who donated cakes and to Ian Tildesley for the brandy!

A selection of photos of winners & prizes.