A fundraising launch night will be held at the Keighley Cougars ground next month to help four men who are tackling a 127-mile charity walk.

Alistair Dickinson, of Thwaites Brow, plans to walk the length of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with three of his friends.

Mr Dickinson’s youngest daughter, Estelle, has Rett Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that almost exclusively affects girls.

Mr Dickinson, 36, will walk with Richard Graham, of Westview Road, Keighley, Andrew Aspinall, from Silsden, and Mike Govier, from Farnhill. Michael Scott jnr, of Long Lee, will support them by cycling along the route carrying first aid essentials, extra water and food.

The money they raise from the walk, on July 11, will go to Rett Syndrome Research Trust UK.

People can donate online by going to awalkforestelle.co.uk. They can also find out more about the trek on the Facebook page entitled A Walk for Estelle.

The fundraisers are all fans of Keighley Cougars and the club is providing transport to take them to Liverpool for the start of the four-day trek.

It is also hosting the launch night on Friday July 6, at 7pm. Prizes and auction items available include a holiday in the Lake District, signed rugby league memorabilia and a signed Ricky Hatton poster.

A collection for the cause at Sunday’s Keighley Cougars home game against Halifax raised £455. The money was collected by Estelle’s sisters Shannon, Siobhan and Chantelle and Gemma Govier, the daughter of one of the walkers.