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Walking for Willen Hospice

13 January 2016

Two MK Dons fans raised over £700 for Willen Hospice last Saturday by walking to the FA Cup clash at Northampton Town - and the pair have even bigger fundraising plans for later in the season.

Milton Keynes resident Dan McCalla and Bletchley's Ashleigh Clements, both 27, walked 19 miles from The Hub in Central Milton Keynes to the Cobblers' Sixfields Stadium in time to watch the 2-2 third-round draw.

Having left CMK at 7am, they battled chilly weather and heavy rain showers, passing through Haversham, Hanslope and Salcey Forest before arriving at Sixfields just over an hour before the 3pm kick-off. By Monday night, some £714 had been raised in just one week of campaigning.

The outing was a training event ahead of Dons Walk, where they will be joined by seven more fans to travel on foot all the way to west London and the Dons' away game at Fulham on Saturday 2nd April. Pointless star and noted Fulham fan Richard Osman has already lent his support for the group via Twitter.

"It was tough going through the heavy rain early in the morning in Haversham, but overall it went better than expected," said Dan, who first came up with the idea and heads up fundraising for the MK Dons Supporters Association. "I'm over the moon to have walked that far, but the pain in my joints towards the end means I now know I've got a lot of hard training to do if I'm going to walk all 52 miles to Fulham!"

Donations can still be made by visiting justgiving.com and searching for 'MK Dons Walk'.


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