Kings Langley FC and supporters are preparing to host a charity walk on Saturday, March 14, which will see a group of people walk the last 15 miles to Biggleswade Town FC for their BetVictor Southern Central fixture.
This is the second charity walk the club have done, after they did the same thing last season against Harrow Borough.
The selected charity was chosen by supporters on a Facebook page, after a list of charities were given, Druglink was selected.
Greg Lee, who has helped set up the event, said: “Drug Link carry out great work in Hertfordshire and receive very little funding, so we are really happy to help them with their ‘Changing Futures’ focus.
“I recall we raised about £2,800 last year so hoping to top that with hopefully 12-15 walkers supported by the Kings Langley Minibus.”
Emma Kingham, the marketing officer at Druglink, is delighted to have the charity chosen by the football club.
She said: “I was over the moon when I saw that Druglink were one of the chosen charities, it was on Facebook where I saw it and this will be so helpful for us as we don’t get much fundraising.
“We’re not the obvious charity that people decide to help due to the stigma around it, but the fact the football club has chosen us shows we are starting to break down the barriers.
Emma will be taking part in the walk, and is even hoping to get a few clients involved:
She added: “I think it’s a perfect connection, one of our main advice to people who are suffering is to keep fit and exercise so we’re hoping to get some of the people who we are helping involved in the walk.”
If you would like to support the football club’s event, follow the donation page here givey.com/walktochangefutures
Picture courtesy of Kings Langley FC’s Facebook page