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Young Stags fan set for charity walk

25 September 2013

Young Stags fan Nathan Edge is participating in a walk to Chesterfield on Saturday, as he aims to raise £5,000 for charity.

Nathan will be joined by friends, family and scores of fellow Stags supporters, with the walk set to commence at One Call Stadium at approximately 6.45am.

The walk has been arranged in aid of raising money for Guide Dog Services, which helps blind and partially-sighted individuals.







Nathan, 19, suffers from Uveitis – a rare eye condition that causes inflammation to the middle-layer of the eye.

After being diagnosed with the condition as a child, Nathan's sight deteriorated dramatically turning his life and his family's lives upside down.

Despite struggling with his sight loss, the youngster stayed in main stream education and against all odds, he achieved excellent exam results.

Nathan, who has recently been informed that he will receive a guide dog, is in high spirits ahead of Saturday’s sponsored walk.

His dad, Mick, said: “We’re wanting to raise as much money and awareness as we can, in aid of guide dogs.

“We’re leaving Mansfield Town at about 6.45am and we’re hoping to be at Chesterfield for around midday.

“The support has been amazing. Even though Mansfield and Chesterfield are rivals, we’ve had people from both clubs who have donated, which has been outstanding.

“We’ve already raised over £1,100, but that isn’t counting any money that has been put aside for us until the walk is completed.”

Mick continued: “This is only the start of things. Nathan has actually become a registered volunteer and he wants to help others. 

“If he reaches the target of £5,000 within a two-year period, he actually gets to name a dog himself, so he could call one ‘Staggy’.”

If you would like to help Nathan on his walk this Saturday, why not join him in his challenge and be a part of making a difference?

You can still register for the event at www.gowalkies.org.uk.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to be part of our efforts, text DONATE to 70070 - NEGD77 £+amount, or sponsor you can sponsor Nathan by clicking here.

To find out more about guide dogs in your area, e-mail nottingham@guidedogs.org.uk.


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