Hartlepool United mascot’s charity boost

FUNDRAISER: Hartlepool United mascot H'Angus the Monkey, aka Michael Evans, arrives at the VIctoria Park after his charity walk
FUNDRAISER: Hartlepool United mascot H'Angus the Monkey, aka Michael Evans, arrives at the VIctoria Park after his charity walk

HARTLEPOOL United’s mascot H’Angus the Monkey donated £2,355 to Prostate Cancer UK after taking part in a fundraising walk.

H’Angus, aka Michael Evans, undertook the challenge as part of the Club’s support of Prostate Cancer UK, the official charity partner of The Football League for Season 2012/13.

Kicking off at Pools’ Maiden Castle training ground in Durham City the 18-mile trek ended at Victoria Park before the game against Yeovil Town.

Prostate cancer survivor and volunteer, Robin Millman, from Stockton, attended Hartlepool United FC’s home match against Brentfort on Saturday and represented Prostate Cancer UK at an official presentation.

Mark Bishop, director of fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “Our thanks go to out to everyone involved who helped make this challenge possible.”

Russ Green, club chief executive, said: “H’Angus is always up for doing something out of the ordinary but walking 18 miles in the name of charity was outstanding.”