The Bob Willis Fund

Posted: December 11 2022

Ron Marches on to Suffolk

Ron Marches on to Suffolk

Ron’s third walk involving the Counties playing England Cricket Seniors Over 60s County cricket took place on Wednesday 7th December 2022 and was organised by Suffolk seniors.

Suffolk has a regular monthly walking group, Ron and Pat Hedley were invited to join the walk to help raise funds for prostate cancer research. We thank Ken Jones for organising the day and Rob Jenkin for leading the walk. We also thank all those who took part and The Jolly Sailor staff for their help and service.

The walk commenced with tea or coffee at The Jolly Sailor pub in the lovely village of Orford. Twenty-seven men and women joined the walk with an array of dogs. The group walked through Orford and the surrounding countryside returning to The Jolly Sailor for lunch. Six miles were completed and yet again we did not have a drop of rain to spoil the walk. Richard and Tony travelled from Buckinghamshire to join the walk and support the cause as did Nick Goode from Essex.

The walkers stopped for a short time at Sudbourne Hall Cricket Club to remember three Suffolk cricketers who have passed away this year. Two of the players were members of Sudbourne Hall CC. Our thoughts were with the families of Alan Burt, Peter Clift and Mark Sargeant. Suffolk seniors will sorely miss them.

The walk took in the lovely Orford Castle and Sudbourne Hall.

Donations can be made by going to and clicking on “donate here to support Ron”.

The money is vital for research, but our walks are about getting men to be aware of the danger of prostate cancer and to get tested regularly.

The following walks have been arranged for 2023 with more to be finalised.

Norfolk 17th March 2023 at Old Buckenham CC.

Essex 12th April 2023 at Old Chelmsfordians CC.

Wales 26th April at Abergavenny CC.

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