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Notts County Legend Ian Richardson Thanks Fans After £1k Of Donations

29 April 2014

Notts County legend Ian Richardson has raised over £1,000 for a great cause thanks to the support of the Black & White Army.

Richo, who is now activity manager for Notts County FC Football in the Community, ran a historic route across Nottingham that covered the club’s homes of past and present, including Nottingham Castle and Trent Bridge.

The former County player and manager finished his run at Meadow Lane and received a fantastic ovation from the home fans.

The total raised on the day by a bucket collection was £1,072.21, which takes Richo’s overall total to an impressive £1,267.30 thanks to Notts fans that attended the game.

Every penny raised will help 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. 

“It was a great reception when I went around the pitch and we had quite a few staff with buckets collecting,” Richo told the official site. 

“My wife and son helped out as well and they all pestered people out of a few quid!

“I’d like to thank the fans for their contributions and to break the £1,000 mark was incredible.”

He added: “I found it quite easy really, though the bit going uphill to the castle was pretty tiring.

“I ran quite quickly considering I’d done no training for it and if I do another run I’d probably go for a bit of a longer stretch.”

Richo completed the four-mile run in 32 minutes and 35 seconds. 

You can still support the appeal by visiting justgiving.com/Ian-Richardsons-Notts-Run.

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