Prostate Cancer UK are running an official fundraising campaign during the 31 days of March - a virtual step challenge where they are asking people to take on 11,000 steps per day (about 5.5 miles) throughout the month.
The six volunteers who run the community advocate group, Save Our Town, have committed to collectively walk the two million steps - around one thousand miles - that equates to the route between Land’s End and John O’Groats, via every football club our own Mick Harford played for during his illustrious career.
They are just over halfway, having walked enough steps to virtually visit Bristol City, Wimbledon, Chelsea, Luton Town, Coventry City, Birmingham City, Derby County, and Lincoln City heading now to Sunderland.
Although we are all well aware where Mick’s spiritual home is, next stop steps-wise will be Mick’s actual home of Sunderland. His place of birth and the team he has supported since going with his sister to watch them at Roker Park growing up.
Starting on 1st of March, we are taking part in @ProstateUK’s March the Month. @LutonTown’s very own @Mickharford is our inspiration. If you’d like to support us, here’s the link: https://t.co/pFendU8TED pic.twitter.com/3JZQ3WfLJr— #saveourtown (@saveourtownltn) February 27, 2022
Some of the team are more active than others but certainly none of the team are fitness fanatics or gym bunnies. What unites them is their dedication to The Mighty Hatters and a desire to show support for our own Mick Harford, in his battle with this potentially devastating disease.
They also want to raise funds for research into prostate cancer that kills 11,000 dads, grandads, sons, brothers, husbands, partners and mates every year, often from secondary cancer originating from the prostate. The mission is also to shout out the message from Mick “GET YOURSELVES TESTED LADS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE”. Caught early the survival rates are extremely positive.
Please donate whatever you can spare to support the team - whether it be large or small – every single pound makes a difference.
The easiest method of donation is via a link on their website that takes you directly to their Prostate Cancer official team page. WWW.SAVEOURTOWNLUTON.CO.UK
You can keep in touch with the team’s daily progress on the website as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Save Our Town thank you for your support.