This website aims to keep up do date with fundraisers in Rory’s Memory.
For the last three years we have taken a chalet at Salisbury Christmas Market selling cakes, edible Christmas tree decorations and t-shirts. In 2018 we raised about £1,000. As usual, a huge THANK YOU to all contributors.
There was a big fundraiser on Boxing Night 2018, where over £6,500 was donated via an auction run by Andrew Smith, a close family friend. The enjoyable and successful evening was hosted at Salisbury Rugby Club.
This year’s Rory Walk will take place on April 13th and details can be found here (is it possible to create a “hotspot” to link to the walk page?)
As Rory’s mother, Lynn Walworth, said: “We are thrilled that the charity has benefited so well, and the feedback we receive is always so personal and heart-warming; it makes a huge difference knowing exactly where and how the money we raise is being used. All our family and friends have worked hard in doing something positive in Rory’s memory.”
The Orucho Hills Center and surrounding satellite projects have received 450 bicycles from us over the years. Run by Pastor Joseph Onyango, his community was chosen by the Rory Walworth Memorial Fund in England to receive the bicycles they had been raising money for. Tragically Rory Walworth died at the age of 19 in a mountain biking accident; his family wanted to do something special and positive in his memory. We are so honored that they chose Wheels 4 Life as the charity to administer the money they had raised in the best way possible. What was to be a few bikes turned into a few hundred thanks to countless fundraising events in Great Britain. Now there are 450 bicycles and approximately 2000 Kenyan people being helped thanks to Rory. That is quite a legacy, no wonder the Orucho Hills Center have named their community square The Walworth Foundation Square, planting trees and setting tables under their shade. Carmen Rey, 2013.