By Brian Bennett
One of the organisers behind an annual event to donate funds for Prostate Cancer UK has said that they will carry on indefinitely with their annual walk.
On Saturday (October 8), over a dozen supporters and friends of Ashington Football Club will walk 23 miles from Newcastle to Woodhorn Lane, the home of Ashington FC.
And for Mark Dickinson, one of a number who will be starting their sixth consecutive walk, it will be another ‘fantastic day.’
The group will set off on their ‘Wor March for men’ shortly before 7am from St James Park at Newcastle, calling in at Ebac Northern League football grounds Newcastle Benfield, Heaton Stannington and Bedlington Terriers along the way before resting up their aching muscles as they hope to complete the task before taking in Ashington’s home match against Tow Law Town.
“It’s a fantastic day,” said 49 year old Mark, “the camaraderie is always top class and anyone who wants to join us are more than welcome. Some of the group will get blisters on their feet but that is insignificant because what drives us on is the amount of people who have prostate cancer.”
The group will do the walk, knowing that they will have raised over £20,000 in six years: “We have already collected £19,000 in five years and projected donations for Saturday are already through the £1,000 mark, so we are delighted with that,” he added.