Join former Hartlepool United stars and take part in East Durham charity walk

Landlady of Peterlee's Hearts of Oak with Brian Honour and Lewis Todner.
Landlady of Peterlee's Hearts of Oak with Brian Honour and Lewis Todner.

FORMER Hartlepool United players will be among a line-up of a different kind in a charity event.

The fourth Peterlee and District Lions Club sponsored walk will feature a host of former Pools stars, with past and present staff.

The ex-players, whose current roles range from running a chip shop to coaching future stars, say the walk, in aid of Hartlepool & District Hospice, will be like a “big reunion”.

Those who have pledged to take part in the three-mile walk include ex-manager Chris Turner, kit man Martyn Brown, physio Ian Gallagher, Kevin Henderson, Micky Barron, Mark Tinkler, Graeme Lee, Ian Clarke, John Brackstone, Glen Downey, Richard Forster, Paul Baker, Brian Honour and Tommy Miller, son of Lions founder member Tommy Miller senior.

Former Hartlepool Mayor and ex H’Angus mascot Stuart Drummond has also said he will take part, and it is hoped Hartlepool and Easington MPs Iain Wright and Graeme Morris will too.

The walk starts at The Hearts of Oak pub in Oakerside Drive, Peterlee from 10am on Sunday, May 11, taking in part of Castle Eden Dene. Registration is from 9.30am.

Mr Miller senior said: “We are absolutely delighted to get support from the players. The hospice is over the moon as well.”

Last year the walk raised £2,000, with £1,750 and £1,500 raised in the previous two years and it is hoped the total will be topped this year.

Registration forms can be obtained from Janice Forbes of the hospice on (01429) 855555 or by calling 07970189681.