Two members of the Holton Road AFC B side are completing monthly half-marathons for the whole of 2021 to raise money for those at the club who have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and also Ty Hafan, the children’s palliative care provider.
Craig, a coach for the side and Jack, their captain, are undertaking the immense challenge all year, running 13 miles every month, each with their own personal motives. Jack is looking to recover from surgery for an ACL injury and ensure he can once again take to the pitch in the colours of his club, while Craig is simply looking to be a role model for his players and his family.
In a statement on their JustGiving page, Holton Road AFC explained where the money raised from the half-marathon challenge will be going:
“As covid is looking to be having such an economic effect and knowing so many families will struggle the guy’s want to use their journey to fitness to raise money which can benefit those less fortunate in the Club.
Added to this and to not just limit the generosity to our own, Craig and Jack, who our both Father’s would like to use 50% of funds to donate to the incredible Tŷ Hafan.
“Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers care to children and support for their families, throughout Wales. A great place to support and a great gesture by the guys.”
The club are aiming to raise £500 for the cause with both Jack and Craig posting monthly updates on their runs on their JustGiving page. You can find out more and donate to the cause, here.