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Pair to set off on Burnley-to-Wembley charity walk

Jonathan Gaukroger and Emma Duffy are walking the 196 miles to Wembley Stadium for charities MacMillan and MIND

Jonathan Gaukroger and Emma Duffy are walking the 196 miles to Wembley Stadium for charities MacMillan and MIND

Very few Clarets fans will forget walking down Wembley Way for the 2009 Playoff Final.

And 23-year-old Jonathan Gaukroger will certainly not be forgetting the 196-mile charity walk to Wembley he is set to embark on with his girlfriend Emma Duffy.

The pair are walking from UCFB Turf Moor to Wembley next month to raise money for Macmillan Cancer and MIND. Jonathan, who lives in Fence and has just graduated from UCFB in football business and media, said they wanted to give money to cancer research as both had lost family members to the disease.

“A couple of my close relatives have died recently and Emma has lost somebody, too. I was looking at doing Land’s End to John O’Groats but did some research and it would take something like two months to do which we can’t really afford. Plus we probably wouldn’t have been fit enough. This is a bit shorter but will be still be a challenge.”

They set off on September 7th and are aiming to arrive there on the 21st.

“We’re just in the process of planning it now. UCFB have said they’ll put something towards our accommodation which is really nice. We’re going to be travelling through the Peak District as well so we’ll look at camping.”

Anybody wishing to sponsor Jonathan and Emma for MIND can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/campustocampus or by texting BTOL95 followed by an amount eg BTOL95 £5 to 70070. For Macmillan, visit www.justgiving.com/macmillancampus2campus or text BTOL66 followed by and amount eg BTOL66 £5 to 70070.

Any businesses wishing to sponsor the event should contact campus2campus@outlook.com.

 

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