On Sunday 10 June, Notts County Football in the Community will be hosting their annual sponsored walk across the Peak District to raise funds for their life-changing projects across Nottinghamshire.
Last year almost 50 participants from the Cancer and Rehabilitation Exercise (CARE) programme, along with family friends and FITC staff, took on the Bakewell Ramble, raising almost £5,000 for the charity.
This year, our dedicated CARE participants will again be taking on the challenge but, this time, will be joined by Notts legends Les Bradd and Brian Stubbs.
Les, the Magpies' all-time leading goalscorer, lost both his mum and dad to bladder cancer and feels this is an opportunity to remember them and, at the same time, make a huge difference to FITC’s project that supports people dealing with the illness.
“Having lost my parents to cancer, I completely understand the devastation this can cause to not only those with the illness but the family and friends that have to live with it,” he said.
“I’m a proud ambassador for FITC and the projects they run to support some of the most vulnerable people across the county and I’m delighted to be able to get involved and raise some money for a great cause."
The Tissington Trail will be approximately 10km and is open to families, participants, groups and teams to get involved and have a great day out while raising sponsorship for FITC.
A free coach will be provided from the Portland Centre at approximately 9am on Sunday 10 June and a return journey will also be provided for approximately 4pm (times subject to change).
Brian, who spent his entire professional career at Notts, is also taking part after sadly losing his beloved wife to cancer.
“I’m delighted to be able to take part in this lovely event in memory of my wife and to help support a great charity that gives so much to the local community," he said.
"Both myself and Les would love to be joined by some Notts fans so we can share memories while taking on the walk.
"But, if you can’t come along, please do support us by donating to our JustGiving page."
If you would like to join Les and Brian plus FITC's CARE participants on this fundraising walk, please contact James Bromley for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.