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Charity Walker Alfie Stops Off at The Mennaye

Posted: June 8, 2021
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Charity Walker Alfie Stops Off at The Mennaye

Alfie Martin, aged 20, who is presently on a 250-mile round walking trip of Cornwall visiting each and every rugby club in the county, called by the Mennaye Field, Penzance on Tuesday morning where he was welcomed by Cornish Pirates’ representatives Phil Westren and Jan Rendall.

From Perranporth, the walking challenge undertaken by Alfie is to raise money for two particularly deserving causes. Firstly, he is raising money for his friend Chae Jenkins, a former Cornwall under 20s and Cornish All Blacks player, who is currently battling the toughest of physical health challenges. The second cause supported is Cornwall Mind, who provide an essential service to those struggling with their own personal battles, noting also that one in four people experience a mental health problem in Cornwall today.

Alfie, who is presently a Sports Journalism student at the University of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, started his walk from Bude on the 1st June and made his way down the north coast of Cornwall. Kindly hosted well at St. Just RFC on Monday evening, after an early Tuesday morning start Alfie soon arrived at the Mennaye Field before setting off to Helston.

Speaking on behalf of the Cornish Pirates, Phil Westren commented:

Alfie and Chae, who are both front-rowers, met at Truro College, and it is of tremendous credit that a young man like Alfie challenged himself with such a worthy fundraiser. Jan and I were delighted to meet him, and we hope that rugby followers and members of the public generally will donate to benefit his two chosen causes.

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