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MTFC Walkers fundraising page

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Team story

[p]On Saturday 25th November, a group of 48 fantastic walkers set off in the early hours in the morning from Chesterfield Football Club to Mansfield Town Football Club to raise money for two life changing charities, Guide Dogs and The Alzheimers Society. The event was organised by the Edge family Mick, Michelle and Nathan following their two very successful previous walks, from Mansfield to Chesterfield in 2013 where the Stags secured a memorable 1-0 victory over the Spireites and raising over £3,500 for Guide Dogs in the process, and a 16 mile walk from Meadow Lane to the One Call stadium in 2016 when the amber and blue hit the Magpies for five and again, raising over a terrific £5,000 for Guide Dogs.[/p][p] [/p][p]This year, as well as fundraising for Guide Dogs, a charity close to the Edge family’s heart after Nathan received life changing support through his guide dog Hudson… They also wanted to share proceeds with the Alzheimers Society in honour of Stags legend Kevin Bird who is sadly suffering from Dementia at the age of 65.[/p][p][br][/p][p]What a fantastic day it was once again! It was incredibly cold with highs of just 3 degrees, we had a few slippy pavements and we even had a sprinkle of snow at the beginning of the walk however that didn’t dampen the spirits of any of the walkers. We started the day at 6am at The One Call Stadium which was the meeting point. We then had a coach transfer to Chesterfield curtesy of Skills and the Stags Supporters Association, thank you very much to both for organising that. We arrived at Chesterfield FC by 7am where we were joined by a few more people, including a couple of Chesterfield supporters and promptly began the 15 miles walk up many steep hills back to Mansfield. Just over 5 and a half hours later, after over 35,000 steps, after climbing the equivalent of 109 flights of stairs in hills and with many aches and pains, all 48 walkers arrived at the One Call Stadium right on schedule in plenty of time for kick-off.[/p][p][br][/p][p]It was a magnificent effort by all however the biggest credit has to go to Mansfield Town legend Kevin Bird who shown us exactly why he holds that legendary status at the club! The original plan was for Kevin to join us at the start and the finish of the walk however once Kevin had started, he was determined to complete the whole thing, and complete the whole thing he did In fact, he spent the majority of the walk at the front of the group setting the pace! What a legend![/p][p][br][/p][p]We finished the walk with a wonderful lap of honour in front of 7,500 supporters packed inside the stadium with a massive thank you to both sets of fans for giving us all a great reception. As for the match, well it was typical of a local derby, a fantastic atmosphere and plenty of drama. Although given how we (Mansfield Town) performed in the second half, you’d have thought that they also had done the walk with us. The final score was a fair 2-2.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Below is a list of everyone who took part. Thank you to every single one of you.[/p][p]Mick Edge[/p][p]Michelle Edge[/p][p]Nathan Edge[/p][p]Emma Fotheringham[/p][p]Kevin Bird[/p][p]Kath Neale[/p][p]Tony Neale[/p][p]James Wood[/p][p]Paul Wood[/p][p]Steve Doubtfire [/p][p]Christine Doubtfire[/p][p]Katie Doubtfire[/p][p]Tony Gelsthorpe [/p][p]Pete Jones Hall[/p][p]Alan Robinson[/p][p]Heather Robinson[/p][p]Sean Revill[/p][p]Craig Priest[/p][p]Cam Felton[/p][p]Simon Mercer[/p][p]Mark Plumb[/p][p]Alan Haggerty [/p][p]Emma Penlington[/p][p]Jessica Pinnick[/p][p]Vaughan Turley[/p][p]Robert May[/p][p]Shane Harrison[/p][p]Samantha Taylor[/p][p]Laura Turner[/p][p]Scot Naylor[/p][p]Steve Blount[/p][p]Tracey Stent[/p][p]Jane Hufton[/p][p]Joanne Borg[/p][p]Julia Lawson[/p][p]Julie Pearson[/p][p]Hayley Adamson[/p][p]Emily Evans[/p][p]Fiona Burrows[/p][p]Sue Bishton[/p][p]Mark Higgs[/p][p]Donna Winfield[/p][p]Colin Robinson [/p][p]Kimberley Jones[/p][p]Chris Hough[/p][p]Lisa Fowler[/p][p]Bradley Edge[/p][p]Ricky Edge[/p][p][br][/p][p]This list includes in excess of 10 people from Orchard Medical Practice in Mansfield, the 5 members of the Mansfield Matters Podcast Crew, this years Miss Mansfield (Jessica Pinnick) who has also chosen Guide Dogs as her charity of the year, 2 Chesterfield supporters (Chris Hough and Lisa Fowler) and many fellow Mansfield Town supporters, friends and family.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Here’s why Guide Dogs and The Alzheimers Society are the two chosen charities[/p][p][br][/p][p]Nathan, now 23 from Mansfield had his life plunged into darkness in February 2014 as he lost all of his sight over the space of two days. This came exactly 14 years after he was diagnosed with an eye disease called Uveitis which incredibly developed through having severe Juvenile Chronic Arthritis in his left knee a year earlier at the age of 5. Losing all of his sight at just 19 years of age was something that he never expected to have to deal with, it hit him hard and of course it was difficult for family and friends who could see the impact this was having on his life. Thankfully after just a few difficult months, Nathan realised that he had the best thing possible to get him through this... He had his guide dog “Hudson”. Luckily for Nathan, Hudson came in to his life in October 2013, 4 months before losing the rest of his sight and since then, his life has completely changed for the better.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Kevin made 450 appearances over an 11-year spell for the Stags and was well-known for his no-nonsense approach to defending and his threat at the other end from set pieces. Bird scored an exceptional 63 goals during his Stags' career. However Kevin, 65, now sadly suffers from dementia.[/p][p][br][/p][p]The Alzheimer's Society's aim is to eradicate dementia from the world, but whilst they are still working on a cure, they are committed to providing as much support as possible to families who are affected by the disease. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank You’s [/p][p]Thank you to both Mansfield Town FC and Chesterfield FC for their support in promoting this event.[/p][p]Thank you to the SSA (Stags Supporters Association) and Skills for providing the coach transfer free of charge.[/p][p]Thank you to Three Cottages and The Young Vannish for opening up early so we could use their facilities for toilets and breaks.[/p][p]Thank you to the unknown Chesterfield supporter who had a whip round in the away end and sent a bag full of donations with a steward over to us.[/p][p]And finally, thank you to everyone who Kindly donated. Every penny makes a difference.[/p][p][br][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

25 Nov 2017

Supporters

12-Mar-2018

Kath And Tony Neale Sponsors

Massive thank you to both Kath and Tony Neale for taking part in our charity walk and to everyone who Kindly sponsored them.

£248.50

04-Feb-2018

LISA FOWLER

WOW What A Day... A Day I Will Never Forget But Well Worth All The Pain And Suffering ..Even The Spireites Turned Up For The Second Half!!!!! To Many Of U Too Thank Individual But It Raised A Magnificent Amount Of 493.70 Thank You All .........COYB

£493.70

04-Feb-2018

Alan Haggerty

Thank You To All Family, Friends And Work Collegues For Your Sponsorship And Donations. Great Day With Great Banter But A Shame About The Result But That Will Be Rectified On The 14th Of April... Thank You Each And Everyone... UTS

£153.45

26-Jan-2018

Ruth Hague THORNTONS

Some of us at Thorntons decided not to send Christmas cards in 2017.So we all said why don't we donate the money to a charity.We said we would send it to Guide Dogs,as Nathan and Hudson do a vast amount of fund raising for the charity. Ruth Hague

£70.00 plus £17.50 Gift Aid

26-Jan-2018

Mick Edge FAO BOLD FORESTER MANSFIELD

Big Thank You To The Staff At Bold Forester Pub For Donating 22.50 Very Much Appreciated Thank You

£22.50 plus £5.63 Gift Aid

24-Jan-2018

Simon Mercer

Big thanks to Simon for taking part in our walk from Chesterfield to Mansfield and thank you to everyone who kindly sponsored him.

£140.00

24-Jan-2018

Mark Kenneth Plumb

Big thanks to Mark for taking part in the walk from Chesterfield To Mansfield and thank you to everyone who Kindly sponsored him.

£93.00

15-Jan-2018

Emma Penlington

Big Thank You To Family, Friends And Work Collegues Who Sponsored Me On My 16 Mile Walk From Chesterfield FC Back To The Home Of Football Mansfield Town FC

£93.00

21-Dec-2017

Colin Robinson Sponsors

Big thank you to Colin for taking part in the walk and to everyone who sponsored him.

£88.00

21-Dec-2017

Kevin Birds Sponsorship

Thank you to friends and family who sponsored Kevin.

£40.00

Nathan Edge

Nathan Edge