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Brave Emily -with Dad in tow-raises over £1200 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
You may have seen in a recent match programme-and here at www.hallamfc.co.uk- that some of our supporters have been raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Emily Burdett and her dad James (Joe’s family @hallamites) walked 26 miles of the Limestone Way over 3 days at half term, from Castleton to Matlock. At the time of writing they have raised an amazing £1211.34!
They had to delay the walk a few days due to Storm Dennis, but the weather was still pretty dodgy as Emily and James set off on the following Thursday, with hail blowing horizontally in strong, cold winds. The first day involved an 8 mile walk to Millers Dale, but as James says, ‘thankfully the weather improved as we walked, with the main difficulty being flooded and swamp-like footpaths. This slowed us down and we had to run for the bus into Buxton, which we made by about 5 seconds!”
Countrymen in 26-mile Teenage Cancer Charity Fundraiser
Some of you may know our keen supporters, Joe and Dad (James), and their flag that is displayed at many of our home and away games. Joe's sister, Emily is walking the Limestone Way with James (pictured )over 3 days during February half term. Day 1 takes in Castleton to Milldale, day 2 heads to Youlgreave via Monyash, and the final day involves a walk into Matlock.
Emily is raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust, because as she says, "Some members of my family have had cancer and I wanted to support people around my age who have cancer too.
I'm a Sheffield born and bred Chesterfield supporter. It's not particularly unusual to meet someone from the North Derbyshire town who has gone the other way, preferring to jump on the relative success of United or Wednesday just over the border, but to do the opposite seems to be far less common.
But the Spireites are in my blood. My Dad has supported them since the 1970's, and his Dad since the World War II years. In fact it was my great uncle