Mansfield Town fan Nathan Edge will be walking from Field Mill to the Proact Stadium later this month to raise money for Guide Dog Services, which helps blind and partially sighted people.
Nathan, 19, was diagnosed with Uveitis, which is an inflammation in the eye. Over the last couple of years, his vision has deteriorated and he is now raising money for the charity in order to help himself and others.
Nathan said: “We want to get people together and it would be great if some Chesterfield fans want to get involved. I know it’s a local rivalry but it would be great to put that aside and raise some money.
“I’m losing my sight more and more now, and it’s a charity obviously close to my heart. One of the main reasons we’re doing the walk is because it costs £50,000 for each dog and the charity doesn’t get funded through the government.”
The walk will take place on the morning of the Stags’ visit to the Proact on Saturday, September 28. The walkers will set off at 6.45am, with the aim of arriving at the stadium for 12pm, as the game is a 1pm kick-off.
Anyone wishing to take part in the walk can register their details on www.gowalkies.org.uk and pay an initial £10 for a goody bag with the relevant equipment and a place on the walk.
To donate to Nathan’s charity, visit his Just Giving page or text 70070 - NEGD77 £+amount, and all the money raised will go to Guide Dog Services.