A fundraising launch night is being held at the Keighley Cougars ground tomorrow to help boost a 127-mile charity walk bid.

Thwaites Brow resident Alistair Dickinson will walk the length of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal towpath with three of his friends.

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

The money raised from the walk, starting next Wednesday, will go to Rett Syndrome Research Trust UK. People can donate online by going to awalkforestelle.co.uk.

Tomorrow’s launch night at Cougar Park, starting at 7pm, will feature a grand auction and raffle.

Among the items on offer will be restaurant and cafe vouchers, gift vouchers and signed balls from Dewsbury and Halifax rugby league clubs.

Mr Dickinson, 36, said the raffle would run continuously during the event with the 40 prizes drawn in three lots throughout the evening. Raffle tickets can only be bought on the night.

Mr Dickinson added: “There is a separate attendee raffle included in the £2 admission price for a short break for two in Hawes, which means people have the opportunity to win just for turning up.

“There will also be a free pizza supper donated by Mangos. Special guests include Warrington Wolves player and Rett Syndrome Research Trust ambassador Gareth O’Brien, and Rett Syndrome Research Trust co-founder Andy Stevenson. Everybody is welcome to this event.”

The occasion will also include musical entertainment from Johnny, of Johnny and the Poor Boys.