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Memorial walk in honour of football legend

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A memorial walk in honour of a football legend is set to take place next month. A group of walkers will be walking from Chesterfield to the Gordon Banks statue outside the bet365 stadium on October24 and 25.

A memorial walk in honour of a football legend is set to take place next month.

A group of walkers will be walking from Chesterfield to the Gordon Banks statue outside the bet365 stadium on October24 and 25.

The walk, in honour of the great Gordon Banks, is being staged in order to raise funds for the Dougie Mac

To make this walk, which is organised and led by Cheadle hairdresser and Dougie Mac Ambassador Duncan Cowans, even more of a challenge, the participants will be walking through the night.

The walkers are James Allen, Bob Banks (Gordon’s son), Matt Banks (Gordon’s grandson), Dan Brown, Ian Clewes, Alex Cowans, David Edwards, Lewis Goldstraw, Harry Goldstraw, Dr. Kevin Upton and Nigel Wood.

The former Stoke player John Ruggiero will be joining the walkers for part of the route. The event has a back up team of Cecily Cowans, Alan Shenton and the drivers of two vehicles supplied by Ken Jervis of Kia. Stantons of Stoke will be providing the transport to take the walkers to Chesterfield to start the walk and to bring them back to Cheadle from the bet365 stadium.

The walk has been sponsored by: Ken Jervis Kia; Keiron and Conor Devine at The Huntsman in Cheadle; David Edwards at Peakstones Brewery.; SCOBA (Stoke City Old Boys’ Association); Servotech; Keith Stanton at Stantons of Stoke and Wright’s Pies.

A spokesman for the team said: “The walk will go through Baslow, Bakewell, Thorncliffe, Cheddleton and Fenton to name a few before we reach our final destination.

We will be walking through the night non stop with the support of some local companies including Wright’s and Ken Jervis Kia to ensure we are fuelled up on both food and with support vehicles.

The walk is being done in honour of Gordon Banks with the support of his family to raise money and awareness of the great work the hospice does in our community.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can do so by going online to:http://justgiving.com/campaign/TheGordonBanksLegendWalk

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