Notts County legend Ian Richardson will be embarking on a run that covers the club’s homes of past and present for charity ahead of the final home game of 2013.14.
As part of his role as activity manager for Notts County FC Football in the Community, Ian enjoys giving back to people for all the support he received while he was a player and manager.
Despite his dodgy knees and, as part of this commitment, Ian is set to run across Nottingham, on a route that covers Nottingham Castle and Trent Bridge, to raise money for young, unemployed people from the city and Cape Town, South Africa.
Ian believes it is extremely important to help young people and give them an opportunity in life.
He said: “I love my job, helping people achieve things in life gives me a lot of joy.
“So many children have few opportunities, especially during this recession, so I’d like to help them get back into education or employment.
“Many young people live in financially deprived areas and some Nottingham children have all the attributes they need to be successful in life.
“Raising this money will enable us to give two of Nottingham’s young people, who are not in education or employment, the chance to visit Cape Town and improve their skills whilst helping disadvantaged children, as well.
“They will benefit from a life-changing experience and learn the skills they need to find a job when they return.
“We will also fund a local person in Cape Town for one year to continue this work after our two young people have left.
“This is a great win-win project, as the two young people from Nottingham will develop top skills and qualities to show off in their CVs and the children in Cape Town will benefit from sports coaching, courtesy of Notts County FC.
“I greatly appreciate all the support that Notts County’s fans have always shown me and I’m sure they will donate generously on the day too.
“This will be a very important day to see if we can contribute to our £5,000 target to help change lives.”
FITC will also hold a bucket collection on 26 April ahead of the Swindon game.
You can start helping us now by donating online at justgiving.com/Ian-Richardsons-Notts-Run.
To find out more information of this sponsorship run check out FITC's Facebook page by clicking here.