KHIST Charity Walk Update
We are sure that it hasn’t gone unnoticed but this Friday over 50 Harriers fans will walk from Aggborough Stadium to the New Bucks Head Stadium in Telford for charity.
Many may remember that last April nearly 50 supporters of Kidderminster Harriers walked the 65 miles in two days to Forest Green (near Stroud) in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The walkers from the Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust (KHIST) did so in memory of former KHIST chairman Steve Millington and raised a staggering £38,000!
Well this time they walk the 35 miles in just one day on Good Friday 3rd April. They will be setting off at 6.15am from Aggborough and the route will take the walkers towards Bewdley and then up the River Severn to Ironbridge before completing the journey by road to Telford. They should arrive at the football ground around 7pm after around 12 hours walking!
If the 35 miles wasn’t enough the following morning those fit enough will then play for the Harriers fans football team against their Telford counterparts! So if you spot them at Telford looking a little tired then I’m sure now you’ll realise why!
Over £11,000 has already been raised and the amount of money given so generously sums up Harriers fans. Always ready to rally to the cause, whether it is purely football related or to recognise the efforts of 53 Harriers fans (and Ned the dog) that are looking to raise funds for a valuable and important charity.
The walkers have been truly blown away by the support they’ve received from many quarters in the lead up to the walk. CMS Vauxhall, their important walk T shirt sponsors, have been brilliant in their support of the walk. (Pictured).
They are also grateful to local company HIRE IT who has arranged transport back for the walkers.
For those unaware of their charity walk, they are walking in memory of Charlotte May Pountney who was born sleeping at full term back in June. Charlotte’s parents are avid Harriers supporters and received fantastic support from the charity Towards Tomorrow Together.
Towards Tomorrow Together currently provide local hospitals with keepsake boxes, they also provide a monthly group support meetings. They would however like to expand the charity in order to provide more hospitals with the boxes and they would like to get a project off the ground called Project Reprieve. Project Reprieve will offer coping and relaxation techniques within the existing support meetings as well as offer services on a more individual basis that are not available on the NHS such as acupuncture. The money raised will make such a huge difference to such a small caring charity.
If you are able to sponsor them then you can do in a number of ways.
You can sponsor online at www.justgiving.com/walktelford
OR by texting KHFC50 and the amount to 70070.
Alternatively there will be a bucket collection at Harriers home game with Bristol Rovers on Bank Holiday Monday.
Good luck to all the walkers and you can follow their exploits via their twitter feed on Friday – @WalkTelford