Walk of honour reaps rewards

Army of love: The 50 strong contingent of supporters take a well earned rest after tackling 65 miles.

Army of love: The 50 strong contingent of supporters take a well earned rest after tackling 65 miles.

First published in News

KIND hearted Kidderminster Harriers fans saw their fund raising efforts reap the rewards after they generate nearly £35,000 for Macmillan Cancer Research.

The 50 strong army of supporters were given a heroes’ welcome at Forest Green Rovers after completing their 65 mile two-day trek from Aggborough to the New Lawn.

They then joined their fellow Harriers supporters in the stands to watch Kidderminster play out an entertaining 1-1 draw with their Gloucestershire rivals.

The walk was in memory of former KHIST chairman Steve Millington, who passed away last year after losing his battle with cancer.

One of the organisers of the walk, Karl Davies, said he had been taken aback by the support they had received.

Former Harriers director Andrew Maidstone donated nearly £1,000, while Harriers physio Gavin Crowe spent all night helping the weary walkers with their ailments on Monday.

“It has been a fantastic effort by everyone,” said Davies.

“We’ve had a great reaction from the fans and everyone around the town.

“We even had an inspiring speech from Harriers legend Mick Tuohy, it was very Churchillian.

“We originally thought we might raise £20,000 but when all the pledges come in we’ll have almost £35,000.”

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