Mansfield Town supporter Nathan Edge has organised a charity walk from Meadow Lane to One Call Stadium to raise money for the charity Guide Dogs.
The walk will take place on Saturday 16 April, the day that Mansfield Town face Notts County in Sky Bet League Two at One Call Stadium.
Nathan is a lifelong supporter of the Stags and has organised this event along with his father, Mick, to help raise vital funds for the charity which changed his life.
The 21-year-old has been visually impaired from the age of six, but lost his sight completely in February 2014 over the space of a weekend.
Nathan struggled to accept that he would never see again, however, thanks to the charity Guide Dogs, the Stags’ supporter has Hudson, his four-year-old yellow Labrador cross retriever. Thanks to Hudson, Nathan now has the freedom to live his life like anyone else.
The 16-mile walk between the two football stadiums will begin at 7am on Saturday 16 April and anyone wishing to take part should contact Nathan or Mick Edge to sign up.
There is a £10 registration fee which will be donated straight to Guide Dogs.
Upon registration, volunteers will receive a sponsorship pack – including a fundraising sheet to raise as much money as possible for Guide Dogs and the timings for the walk.
It costs £50,000 to support each guide dog partnership from birth to retirement and the charity receives no government funding for their services. Nathan said: “Unfortunately, every hour, every day, someone loses their sight just like me and I want to make sure that they are able to receive the same support that I was lucky enough to get.”
If you’re unable to take part in the walk but would like to donate, please visit Nathan’s JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/nathan-and-pete
. All money raised will go towards Nathan’s marathon fund, where he is aiming raise £7,000 for Guide Dogs.