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8 April 2023

BURTON Albion welcomed a marathon charity walk to the Pirelli Stadium before the home game against Barnsley.

Carl Mellor organised the walk between Barnsley and Burton via Chesterfield and Derby County over three days leading up to kick off at the Pirelli Stadium.

Carl said: “I fundraise for Weston Park Cancer Charity which is based in Sheffield. The charity provides services, advice, therapies and support to cancer patients and their families during the diagnosis, treatment and even afterwards. 

“Since 2019 I have personally raised funds for the charity having seen first-hand the amazing work that they do and the current total is around £20,000. 

“Back in June 2018 my step-dad was diagnosed, quite suddenly, with a rare form of cancer. He endured six months of daily radiotherapy along with three full days of chemotherapy. Thankfully he rang the bell at Weston Park Cancer Hospital in Sheffield just before Christmas 2018 but continues to attend the hospital and receive the support of the charity.

“The walk between Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley FC, and Pirelli Stadium took place over three days and in the run up to the event, and for five days afterwards, a range of auctions will take place of signed memorabilia received from clubs and  players and we would be grateful for any support from Burton Albion fans.”

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