As you are probably aware Oldham Athletic fans and PTB have been raising money for Dr Kershaws hospice since the start of the year, which was decided by the supporters. So far fans have raised over £1500 for this fantastic cause. This has been raised via such things as collections, football cards, Facebook fundraising and of course our ‘PTB badges’ where a considerable number of you donated extra in order to support this charity in its time of need. We are delighted with this and your continued support, however, fundraising efforts have been hampered by the COVID-19 situation, yet we retain a desire to push this total on as much as we can.

In an effort to push us beyond the £2000 mark PTB wanted a slightly more physical challenge than what has gone before. Therefore, in the absence of the Great North Run, this year there is an alternative challenge which has been proposed by the organisers. This will involve running 40 times over 78 days from the 28th of June 2020 to the 13th of September 2020. Full details can be found below:

https://www.greatrun.org/virtual-running/great-north-run

Our very own Steve Shipman will be taking part in this challenge in an effort to raise as much money as possible. He will be providing regular updates on his progress as well as logging all of his contributing runs. For an additional prize a medal can be earned for running over 300 miles in total. This equates to 12.5 km per run.

Your support since PTB started back in October 2019 has been nothing short of amazing and we know, with your support we can make more than our £2000 target. Your generous donations to date are greatly appreciated and you can make these donations by visiting our just giving page. We will also set up an option to donate via Facebook. Any fundraising you would like to do on behalf of PTB for Dr Kershaws, whether that be a football name card or joining Stephen for his run then please get in touch.

Stephen Shipman is fundraising for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, here is what Stephen had to say about the challenge;

“I am a keen runner (time permitting) and since lockdown I have tried to find new ways to challenge myself to run further and to get quicker so this challenge fits perfectly with both of those aspirations. I’ve complete 5 half marathons which I’m incredibly proud of but it now feels time for something new.

While this is a solo run, I’d love nothing better than to have others running it with me, so if you fancy a challenge, you can sign up using the link at the top of the page!”

Let us as a fan group top 2k for kershaws.

To make a donation to help us get there please click on the link below;

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pushtheboundary

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