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Gary Speed Charity Walk (Andy's Man Club)

THIS PAGE IS FOR THE 2022 WALK. TO DONATE TO THE 2023 WALK PLEASE GO HERE https://gofund.me/ba214614

What's going on? 
A group of over 100 Leeds fans are walking 92 miles from Gary's first football pitch in North Wales to the one he lifted the Championship Trophy on in 1992. Along the way, we will be visiting glamorous locations such as Warrington, Oldham and Huddersfield and passing by the doorstep of Old Trafford.

Why?
Even 10 years later, Gary's passing is something we all struggle to come to terms with, so when the 10th anniversary came around in November, we decided it was an occasion we shouldn't leave unmarked. The end of this season seems a perfect time to celebrate his life as it coincides with the 30 year anniversary of the title win Gary contributed so much to. Whether in his usual midfield role, filling in at left-back or up front in place of Lee Chapman, Gary was brilliant at all of it. He was talented, handsome and loved by thousands. If mental heath can be an issue for someone as brilliant as that then it's an issue for all of us. 

When and where?
Between the 26th and 29th of May 2022. The route starts on Courtland Drive, close to Gary's childhood home and the park that now bears his name. From there, on day 1, we will walk as far as Warrington, via Ellesmere Port and Frodsham. Day 2, we leave Warrington to the South, picking up the Trans-Pennine Trail before joining the canal in Altrincham and walking all the way through Manchester before finishing in Oldham. Day 3 is a tough climb over the tops before we join the canal in Marsden and walk down the canal to Huddersfield. Day 4, the final day, is a mere 18 miles from Huddersfield to Leeds, including a stop-off at the Gary Speed mural in Bramley. Form there we will, naturally, finish at Elland Road. 

Where is the money going?
This event is a joint fundraiser, with money going to both Andy's Man Club and The Samaritans. It is entirely up to you which you donate to. This is the page for Andy's Man Club, but if you would rather give to the Samaritans you can do so here 

What Andy's Man Club do
Andy's Man Club are a men’s mental health charity offering free-to-attend talking groups for men and challenging the stigmas around Male Mental Health. From the first meeting of 9 men in Halifax it now has over 75 clubs around the country, meeting every Monday at 7pm. 

Donations 

  • Neil Simpson
    • £20 
    • 1 yr
  • Jo Gorton
    • £5 
    • 1 yr
  • Jay O’Brien
    • £50 
    • 1 yr
  • Patrick Wetzel
    • £25 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • £10 
    • 1 yr

Fundraising team: The Square Ball (67)

Michael Normanton
Organizer
England
ANDYSMANCLUB Limited
 
Registered nonprofit
Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
Anthony Mitchell
Team member
Navjit Singh Degun
Team member
James Appleton
Team member
David Thornton
Team member

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