How the memory of a beloved uncle will spur young Warrior Eddie on - The Worcester Observer
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How the memory of a beloved uncle will spur young Warrior Eddie on

Rob George 1st Apr, 2022

A WORCESTER youngster will tackle the biggest sporting challenge of his life to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice in memory of his beloved uncle.

Eddie Underwood, 11, who goes to school at King’s St Albans, Worcester, has already raised more than £1,200 in his challenge which will take place on Saturday (April 2)

Eddie will run the first two miles from Upton Upon Severn Rugby Club and will be joined by his headmaster Richard Chapman to cycle ten miles to Worcester. Eddie will then run the last two miles to end at Sixways Stadium on the outskirts of the city.

His uncle David Underwood was a huge rugby fan who used to play for Upton and was a life-long supporter of the Worcester Warriors. Eddie is aiming to arrive in time to be the match mascot when the Warriors face Newcastle at 3pm.

Eddie said: “I’m a happy, sport loving eleven-year-old and I’m lucky to have a brilliant life with great friends.

“Sadly, my uncle David passed away last year and I’m planning to raise heaps of money for St Richard’s Hospice, as they cared for him so well when he needed help.”

“I would also like to thank Worcester Warriors for the huge support they have been in helping me with his challenge.”

Sofia Gunster, fund-raiser at St Richard’s said: “This is a tough challenge for Eddie and we’re in awe of his determination and dedication.

“We wish him well in his training and on the big day.

“Everyone at the hospice is very grateful for his support which will help us fund our care of patients and their loved ones.”

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