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Stadium tour to tackle cancer in Angie’s memory

Fundraisers James Wright, Mick Dearden, Simon Dearden, Nathan Hind and Nigel Martin outside Elland Road, Leeds.

Fundraisers James Wright, Mick Dearden, Simon Dearden, Nathan Hind and Nigel Martin outside Elland Road, Leeds.

Five fundraising football fans are set for the ultimate string of away days as they bid to visit 116 stadiums in as many hours.

The fundraisers, who all live in Kippax, are hoping to hit their £2,000 target for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research by visiting every football league and conference football ground in England and Wales in less than five days.

The endurance feat is in memory of mutual friend and relative Angie Redgrave who passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2004.

Simon Dearden, who is Angie’s nephew, will be among the group of football fans who will set off on the 3,000 mile trip from Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium on March 6 at 10am.

The 26-year-old said: “There has been a few people we know that have done the 92 grounds in 92 hours challenge and we know it’s doable.

“They have only just been doing it in time so we are not going to have much time in hand – it’s going to be quite close to the wire.”

The fundraisers are contacting clubs and are hoping for donations during their tour which they might be able to raffle off at a charity night in May.

Chris West, from Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, said: “We are always amazed by the stories of those fundraising for us and the dedication of our supporters like the 116in116 team.”

Visit www.116in116.com for information or to donate.

 

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