Ahead of next season’s Steel City derbies, two football fans are setting aside their rivalries and uniting together as they tackle a 26-mile route between London stadiums to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
On Sunday 22nd July, The Wortley Arms’ owner Andy Gabbitas, a lifelong Owl, is joining Blade Aled Williams on the sponsored walk as part of the charity’s Men United plight.
Kicking things off down at the Olympic Park in Stratford, Andy and Aled will set off on their journey from the home of West Ham United, heading on towards Brisbane Road to National League club Leyton Orient.
The route then takes them up north to the development of Spurs’ new White Hart Lane ground, before going on to their north London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates.
The final leg of the journey sees the team celebrate along Wembley Way before reaching the stadium’s glorious steel arch.
With friends or family affected by the disease, Andy and Aled are hoping their joint efforts will help raise money and awareness for prostate cancer which kills one man every 45 minutes.
“Ignoring prostate cancer won’t beat it. The Wortley Arms is a Men United pub and we regularly hold events to raise funds to support Prostate Cancer UK, including Aled’s monthly Pop Quiz,” Andy says.
To support the boys in blue – and red – on their stadium tour, donate online: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andy-and-aled