BURLEY Trojans ladies football club has recently presented £400 to Glen Rosa Care Home in Ilkley.

The team raised the money by taking part in a virtual walk across America, completed during lockdown.

The challenge involved them collectively walking 3,500 miles to raise money for charities close to their hearts.

Chris Lawson one of the coaches said: “I just wanted to thank the staff for the exceptional care that my grandad received whilst at Glen Rosa.

“The quality of care that they provided was person centred and nothing was ever too much for them. The staff and nursing team were exceptional as they cared for him and walking a few miles across America was the least we could do to show how much the ladies value Glen Rosa and all they do.”

Dr Tony Gill manager of the ladies team, who has been volunteering as a vaccinator during the Covid 19 pandemic added: “It is a high class and high quality nursing home providing person centred holistic care for people, it’s the least we can do.

“In these unprecedented times football is more than just playing games and analysing data, we at Burley believe in helping the local community and will continue to support local charities and give something back. Fourteen of the ladies team have been working as front line workers during the pandemic and that should be applauded. The ethos of this group is simply to enjoy playing football and to help others.”

Sue Garvey, Home Manager at Glen Rosa, thanked Tony and the Burley Ladies teams for all their incredibly hard work and their fantastic fundraising efforts.

She said: “It is with great thanks and appreciation that we received £400 from the Burley Ladies Team. We will ensure that the money is spent with the full consideration of the residents and their needs and wishes. Again many thanks Ladies from all the residents and staff at Glen Rosa.”

As well as donating £400 to Glen Rosa the team has also donated £350 to MND and £330 to Manorlands hospice in Oxenhope.