A GROUP of Harriers fans walked 34 miles from Aggborough to Solihull Moors FC only for the game to be called off.

They were raising funds for Cure Leukaemia in support of Bella Hudson, an 11-year-old girl from Kidderminster who was diagnosed with the disease when she was eight years old.

The Harriers supporters took on the "tough" charity challenge on Tuesday, February 13.

However, heavy rain hit the region and they were told near the end of the walk that the National League game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Despite their disappointment, the group soldiered on and have raised more than £15,000 for Cure Leukaemia.

Kidderminster Shuttle: They braved the rain all dayThey braved the rain all day (Image: Bella's March)

David Pountney, the organiser of the fundraiser, said: "It was raining heavily all day.

"We got to about 30 miles and then we got the phone call to tell us it was off.

"It wasn't surprising as we went along and it was so wet and muddy.

"We left Harriers at half past five in the morning and we arrived just after half past five - just over 12 hours with a couple of stops.

"The weather added to the difficulty. Credit to the Harriers supporters. There were 25 of us in the end.

"The morale was really good.  A few blisters and discomfort is nothing compared to what poor Bella has faced the last few years".

When they arrived, Solihull Moors offered the exhausted walkers a shower in their changing rooms and provided food and drinks.

Kidderminster Shuttle: The were told the game was called off during the walkThe were told the game was called off during the walk (Image: Bella's March)

Bella's dad Tom Hudson also walked with the group, which he said was "emotional" at times.

Mr Hudson said: "It was seriously seriously tough. The rain was just relentless.

"It was demoralising when the game was called off. Fair play to everyone just to keep going.

"I think a lot of people can look in the mirror today and be so proud of themselves".

He said he was thinking of his daughter during difficult moments on the walk.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Bella spent her ninth, tenth and eleventh birthdays in hospitalBella spent her ninth, tenth and eleventh birthdays in hospital (Image: Cure Leukaemia)

Mr Hudson added: "The most emotional was when I finished the walk and she 'FaceTimed' me and said how proud she was of me".

Bella is currently in remission and has recently received her third negative bone marrow result with her next one due in six months.