May 27 2012
Organised annually by our friends and supporters in the Rotary Club of Darwen, the Darwen Tower Trudge takes in a delightful route around the reservoirs and hills of Tockholes, Roddlesworth and Darwen, including the moorland heights of Lyons Den, Darwen Moor and of course Darwen Tower itself, otherwise known as the Jubilee Tower.
This is a major event for the Rotarians of Darwen, who provide all the organisation, route maps, marshals and ’sweep team’.
A great many local organisations and individuals traditionally take part in this event gaining sponsorship for their efforts, with considerable sums of money being raised for local, regional and national charities.
The start time of 09.00hrs was met with this year with scorching weather, blue skies and a gentle breeze – quite unlike the washout of last year’s event! A total of of 86 walkers have taken part this year.
Our team’s role, as in previous years was to provide on scene standby rescue cover, and to this end 19 team members in our Team Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulances, kept watch over the sponsored walkers progress, including small parties of team members walking route sections.
Hopefully this year’s event has once again raised a considerable sum of money for local charities.
The team is pleased to support this local Darwen event for which we have already received a £200 donation from the Rotary Club of Darwen (see news article dated 26th May)