Footy fans to walk 67 miles to raise funds for charity

TEAM EFFORT: Jamie England, Jake Oates and Tom Cafferkeyat Deepdale
TEAM EFFORT: Jamie England, Jake Oates and Tom Cafferkeyat Deepdale
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Three football mad pals are gearing up for an epic charity walk - where they will rely on support from the public to supply them with food and drink along the way.

Jake Oates, Tom Cafferkey, and Jamie England, who are all 22, will make the 67 mile journey from the Britannia Stadium in Stoke to Preston’s Deepdale Stadium.

Not only will the friends, who all come from South Ribble, aim to complete the walk in 24 hours, they will only be setting off with water, so need others to help them.

The charity challenge is in aid of the Katy Holmes Trust and will take place on Saturday September 13.

Originally the lads wanted to set off with just a bottle of water each but have been advised to take plenty of water and slow release energy food and gels.

Avid North End fan Jake, from Walmer Bridge, near Preston, said: “We are aiming to drum up publicity in the Stoke area and rely on other people.

“At the end of the day it’s all about the money raised. We are hoping to raise £1,500.”

Jake added: “We had wanted to do something for a while. I am huge North End fan, I know the Katy Holmes Trust is a big charity and we want to raise as much money as we can.”

The Katy Holmes charity was launched following the death of 10-year-old Penwortham school girl Katy Holmes who died from a brain tumour.

The charity is dedicated to raising awareness of paediatric brain tumours, as well as raising money to fund the research. To sponsor the trio visit: To keep up to date with the walkathon visit: or