CACT | Last chance to join six Charlton legends on the Upbeats walk

James King reports

Charlton Upbeats Day returns to The Valley on Saturday and there is still time for supporters to sign up for their nine-mile charity walk.

Record goalscorer Derek Hales and legends Mike Flanagan, Simon Webster, Bob Bolder, Carl Leaburn and Paul Mortimer will all set off from Sparrows Lane and make the journey to SE7 to raise funds and awareness for our Community Trust’s much-loved Down’s Syndrome team.

Spaces are still available on the walk and fans can also show their support for the Upbeats – who are funded entirely by individual contributions – by donating to the team.

The walking groups will set off at 9am from Sparrows Lane on Saturday, before arriving at The Valley nine miles and three-and-a-half hours later.

Speaking about the event Addicks, cult hero Leaburn said: “I have loved taking part in the Upbeats walk in previous years and can’t wait to join again this year. It’s a great example of the Charlton family coming together and supporting a brilliant cause. It’s part of the spirit that got us back to The Valley 25 years ago.

“I would really encourage supporters to join Simon, Bob, Paul, Derek, Mike and myself on Saturday or try and donate if possible."

To sign up for free, please click here >>

All participants will then have the opportunity to support The Upbeats in a curtain-raiser fixture against Albion in the Community’s Down’s syndrome team, before watching Charlton take on Southend United at 3pm.

Included for participating is:
• Nine-mile walk from Sparrows Lane to The Valley
• Charlton legend to lead your walking group
• Charlton Upbeats walking t-shirt
• Arrival pastry and tea or coffee
• Discounted ticket for Charlton’s game against Southend

Each walker is encouraged to raise at least £50 for their involvement, helping CACT to reach their fundraising goal for the project.

You can do so by sharing the following link >>

To join the legends and to raise money for a great cause, please click here to register or call 0208 850 2866.

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