Former Rovers player Billy Paynter has completed 100k in May in order to raise money for Darby Rimmer MND.
He completed the distance across 12 8.5k runs and wore a playing shirt from each of his 12 former clubs on each run. On Sunday May 24, Paynter pulled on a champagne-stained Rovers shirt to complete the tenth leg of his journey.
Please excuse the stains on the shirt.... It’s Champagne 🍾— Billy Paynter (@Paynts13) May 24, 2020
Another 8.5k run towards my #100kInMay challenge for @DarbyRimmerMND in my @drfc_official shirt.
Wind was strong next time I’ll have to glue down the fringe.😆
10 down 2 to go! pic.twitter.com/N7T792u5iW
Many Rovers fans have watched Paynter’s run down the line and squared ball to James Coppinger hundreds of times – but this run is even more important as he partnered up with fellow former Rover Gordan Greer to raise money to support the Darby Rimmer MND in their fight against Motor Neuron Disease.
Darby Rimmer MND was set up by former Liverpool, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers footballer Stephen Darby and close friend and British Forces Veteran Chris Rimmer. Both have Motor Neurone Disease and have created a Foundation to create awareness of MND, to fund and assist research into the illness with the quest of finding a cure for the illness, to raise funds and offer grants to those with MND, as well as creating a network to help provide information and emotional support network for those diagnosed with the disease.