Welwyn Garden City stalwart remembered at Rotary Walk

PUBLISHED: 15:30 24 April 2009 | UPDATED: 22:01 26 October 2009

TROPHIES rewarded to those who make the most money at the Rotary Walk each year have been renamed to remember one of WGC s most-loved figures.

TROPHIES rewarded to those who make the most money at the Rotary Walk each year have been renamed to remember one of WGC's most-loved figures.

From this year onwards the adult and child who raise the largest amount for charity will be given the newly-named Tony Rawlinson Trophy, in memory of the 93-year-old, who died earlier this year.

Tony, the grandson of WGC founder Ebenezer Howard, was a keen athlete and without fail always took part in the event, which features two routes stretching across five miles and 11 miles of the Times Territory countryside.

John Hopley, one of the organisers of the Rotary Walk, told the WHT Mr Rawlinson deserved the recognition.

He said: "Tony always raised a huge amount of sponsorship each year and always refused to accept any trophy preferring that they were given to others."

Walkers on Sunday, May 10 will be sent on their way at 8.30am by Welwyn Hatfield deputy mayor Kim Langley.

John added: "No walker is turned away.

"Even if they only wish to walk the course without sponsorship, their entry fee will contribute to the many charitable causes supported by the local Rotary Clubs.

"The only stipulation is that walkers under 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.

"This fully stewarded walk ensures that no walker is far from help in the case of difficulties."

To take part, pick up an entry form at Times Towers or visit our special online mini-section at www.whtimes24.co.uk


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