First Frog March completed for Richard

Frogmarch 2012 walk in memory of Richard Reynolds, with Richard's family up front.
Frogmarch 2012 walk in memory of Richard Reynolds, with Richard's family up front.

The friends and family of the late Richard Reynolds completed a 6km walk in his meomory on Saturday.

Richard was 42 when he died following a street attack in Sowerby Bridge a year ago.

To mark the anniversary of his death, his loved ones walked 6km around some of the pubs he used to like to visit to raise money for the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice.

The walk was named Frog March after the nickname given to Richard, who was known as the Tree Frog because of his work as tree surgeon which he took up after serving as a para trooper.

Around 75 walkers took part in the walk which began at the Horse and Jockey in Highroad Well, Halifax.

The group then made their way to the Brown Cow, the Maypole, the Winterburn, the Waiters Arms, the White Horse, the Puzzle, the Works, the Firehouse and the Moorings before finishing at the Navigation.

Karen Reynolds, Richard’s sister-in-law, said: “We had an absolutely fantastic day.

“To get so many people attending showed how much respect people had for Richard and people kept joining us as we got to each pub.”

“The weather was perfect and it made for a great day. We’ll definitely be doing it again next year.

“We would like to thank Lee and Phil Chapman at the Navigation for all their help and support in making it a memorable event, and also the local businesses and people who knew Richard for their kind donations as well as raffle and auction prizes,” she added.

The walk raised over £1,300

To add to the fund raising, www.justgiving.com/tree-frog.