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Stags' fans set for third charity walk

19 September 2017

Three Stags' supporters have organised another sponsored walk for charity when Stags' face local rivals Chesterfield at One Call Stadium later this year.

Stags will welcome the Spireites to One Call Stadium on Saturday 25 November, with a 1pm kick-off.

Preceding the game, Stags' fans Mick, Michelle and Nathan Edge will make a  16.7 mile walk from the Proact Stadium in the early hours Saturday morning (time to be confirmed) and will follow a planned route to One Call Stadium in plenty of time prior to kick-off.

It will be the third charity walk organised by the Edge family.

The trio have previously organised two successful walks, the first from Mansfield to Chesterfield in 2013 where the Stags secured a memorable 1-0 victory over the Spireites, raising over £3,500 for Guide Dogs in the process.

They then trekked 16 miles from Meadow Lane to the One Call in 2016 when the amber and blue hit the Magpies for five and again raised a teriffic sum of over £5,000 for Guide Dogs

During the past several years, the Edge family have proudly raised over £17,000 for Guide Dogs  following the incredible impact the charity had on the life of Stags' fan Nathan Edge.

Nathan, now 23, suddenly had his life plunged in to darkness four years ago as he woke up one weekend to find that he had completely lost the remainder of his sight over night.

"We really can’t wait for the day to come around and would like to invite supporters to join us on this walk to raise funds for two fantastic charities.”

The Edge Family

Thankfully for Nathan, Guide Dogs were there to support him and had partnered him up with his trusty four legged companion Hudson.

Since then, Nathan’s life has dramatically changed for the better with him becoming a public speaker and also recently making five appearances for his country in the blind football European Championships, bringing home a bronze medal.

This year, as well as fundraising for Guide Dogs, a charity close to the Edge family’s heart, they will be also sharing proceeds with the Alzheimers Society in honour of Stags legend Kevin Bird who is sadly suffering from Dementia at the age of 65.

The Edge family said. “We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know both Kevin and his wife Sue over the last couple of years and it didn’t take us long to learn what a remarkable duo they really are.

"We wanted to make our third charity walk extra special and we could think of no better way but to raise funds for the charities that mean so much to the both of us.

"We really can’t wait for the day to come around and would like to invite supporters to join us on this walk to raise funds for two fantastic charities.”

Kevin made 450 appearances in an 11-year spell for the Stags and was well-known for his no-nonsense approach to defending and his threat at the other end from set pieces. Bird scored an exceptional 63 goals during his Stags' career. 

The Alzheimer's Society's aim is to eradicate dementia from the world, but whilst they are still working on a cure, they are committed to providing as much support as possible to families who are affected by the disease.

Any supporters interested in joining the walk can do so by contacting Mick by email: or calling 07800506698. There is a £10 registration fee (does not include entry to the match) and sponsorship forms can be provided for anyone who would like to gather sponsorships, All proceeds will be shared between Guide Dogs and the Alzheimers Society.

If you’re not able to join the walk but would like to donate to this fantastic cause, you can do so by visiting

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