Wednesday have hit the front ahead of city rivals United as we back lifelong supporter Steve Milne in his upcoming charity walk challenge.
As we reported earlier this month, Steve has put his fate in the hands of fans on both sides of the city for the Frontline Walk across Europe for the Soldiers’ Charity.
The Chapeltown product will walk along 100km of the Western Front, starting at the Lochnagar Crater in Northern France on 7 October and finishing four days later at the Menin Gate in Belgium.
In simple terms, while Wednesdayite Steve wants to wear his Owls shirt in his quest to raise as much as possible for ABF Soldiers’ Charity, there is a chance he may have to wear the shirt of United instead!
Steve set up two fundraising pages – one for the Owls and one for the Blades – with the winner seeing their shirt take the plaudits…..we are pleased to report that Wednesday are out in front!
During the walk, Steve will remember the hundreds of men, many from Sheffield, from the Sheffield Pals Battalion who died at the Battle of the Somme.
Steve is also chasing one of three coveted places on offer, with a trio of walkers earning the privilege of laying a wreath at the Menin Gate on behalf of the Soldiers Charity Frontline Walk Team –something he is desperate to do.
And given he missed our 1991 League Cup triumph at Wembley over Manchester United due to his honeymoon, we want to ensure he doesn’t miss out this time!
He told swfc.co.uk: “I’m currently fifth from 54 entrants so not to make the top three would be like losing in the last minute of the cup final against United!”
To help Steve to third place – and whilst wearing his beloved blue and white – please CLICK HERE or text SWED60 and the amount you wish to donate (e.g. £1) to 700 70.
Thank you for your support.