Lions Club walk will boost Hartlepool hospice funds

Last year's walkers pictured on the three mile sponsored challenge.
Last year's walkers pictured on the three mile sponsored challenge.

Walkers will be trekking through beautiful countryside once again on a sponsored event which has become an annual attraction.

And just like previous years, former stars of Hartlepool United will be joining in with the three-mile event in East Durham to support Hartlepool & District Hospice.

This is the fifth year the walk has taken place, and in the four previous years, more than £8,000 has been raised

Tommy Miller, sponsored walk organiser

The event, which is organised by Peterlee and District Lions Club, takes place on Sunday, June 7 this year.

It will start at the Hearts of Oak pub which is in Oakerside Drive in Peterlee and walkers will set off from 10am.

People can register for the event from 9.30am.

The organiser is Tommy Miller, who is a founder member of the Lions branch and also dad of former Pools midfielder Tommy Miller junior.

He said: “This year the walk is in memory of one of the founder members of the Lions Club, John Lee, from Blackhall, who passed away late last year.

“The walk is approximately three miles long and will go through Castle Eden Dene.

“It is sponsored again by Peter and Tracey Webster from the Hearts of Oak, and Liam Dinene from Box Clever in Horden.

“This is the fifth year the walk has taken place, and in the four previous years, more than £8,000 has been raised.”

Tommy said this year’s event would be “supported by former Hartlepool United players and staff” and he urged people to sign up to support the event.

Last year, Pools ex-manager Chris Turner, kit man Martyn Brown, physio Ian Gallagher, Kevin Henderson, Micky Barron, Mark Tinkler, Graeme Lee, Ian Clark, John Brackstone, Glen Downey, Richard Forster, Paul Baker, Brian Honour and Tommy Miller, were just some of the walkers who took part.

Several current players also joined in, along with their family and friends, as did former Hartlepool Mayor and ex H’Angus mascot Stuart Drummond.

Anyone who needs registration forms for this year’s walk should contact Hartlepool & District Hospice or telephone 07970 189681.