Leeds United supporter Martin wants fellow fans to join matchday charity walk

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Determined Leeds United supporter Martin Hywood is pressing on with his preparations for a fundraising challenge next month.

As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Martin is tackling a mile-long walk to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

He is himself a muscular dystrophy sufferer and as a result he cannot take more than a few steps without discomfort or pain.

The date of Martin’s walk has now been confirmed as Saturday, August 30, when United play Bolton Wanderers at home.

He will set off from Holbeck Moor Park at 1pm bound for his finish line at Elland Road’s Billy Bremner statue.

And today the 40-year-old appealed for fellow supporters to join him as he steps out for charity.

Martin, who lives in Buckinghamshire but regularly travels up to Leeds for games, said: “The club anthem of Leeds United is Marching On Together and this is why I’m calling on all Leeds fans to walk with me on August 30.

“It will be the biggest challenge of my life and I know I’ll need the support. All the help will be greatly appreciated and will hopefully get me to Billy Bremner’s statue.”

For more information about Martin’s fundraising, visit www.martinhywood.blogspot.co.uk.

He is among hundreds of people nationwide participating in Move a Mile for Muscles events for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign over the summer.

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