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Owls back Soldiers Charity

18 September 2018

A trio of dedicated Wednesdayites are preparing to trek 100kms in just three days along the battlefields of WWI for charity – and need your help!

Steve Milne, Jonny Peat and Rob Hulley will be donning their walking boots in October to raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund.

The Soldiers Charity was established in 1944 to help injured soldiers and their immediate family when they need it the most. Countless servicemen and women have benefited from ABF aid and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Wednesdayites will recall the club backing Steve two years ago when he participated in a similar venture to lay a blue and white wreath at Sheffield Park, where the Sheffield Pals Battalion were massacred at the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916.

Almost 20,000 soldiers lost their lives on that fateful first day, with another 40,000 injured.

Steve went head to head with Sheffield United, pledging to wear the colours of the team whose fans donated the most money to his fundraising cause.

Thankfully for Steve, the result was never in doubt and he trekked the 100kms in the blue and white stripes!

Owls fans not only helped Steve to victory last time out but also raised a record-breaking figure of over £2,000 for the ABF following a bucket collection at Hillsborough last April.

Well, the contest is now live for a second time, and you can back our three intrepid Owls by following one of the links below:

CLICK HERE for the Owls
CLICK HERE for the Blades

Come on Wednesday!


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