Bradford fans raise more than £1,000 with charity walk

By Oliver Lines

Five football fans have walked 100 miles to Valley Parade, the home of Bradford City, from Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium to raise money for three charities.

The Sunwin Stand at the Coral Windows Stadium, home of Bradford City FC
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Craig Dignam, who organised the walk, was joined by brother Paul and nephews Paul Dignam, Bobby Prince and Danny O’Connor. They set off on last Thursday morning and reached Bradford’s ground in time for the game against Walsall on Saturday.

Craig has so far raised more than £1,000 for the charities, which are The Bradford City Burns Unit appeal, Cancer Research UK, and St John’s Hospice Lancaster.

“We are dedicating this challenge to my Dad, who was cared by St John’s Hospice before he died,” said Paul. “My nephew has also lost his Nana, Elizabeth Getty, to cancer, so we are walking in honour of both.

“Cancer affects everyone, and this walk is about us giving back.”

The walkers walked through the Peak District in Derbyshire, and ended up on the pitch at Valley Parade in front of 17,000 fans at Saturday’s match.

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