Wootty's Footy Mile for Macmillan

Roberto Martinez greets Chris and Sam

KMI Design Coordinator Chris Fitton and Trainee Engineer Sam James have kicked off their campaign to raise a ton of money for Macmillan Cancer Care. On 10 May 2013 they will team up to run a mile around the perimeter of 13 football league grounds in the North West, all in the space of just 14 hours.

Chris and Sam are hoping to raise as much money as they can in memory of their friend and colleage Bill Wootten. Bill and his family were helped greatly by the Macmillan Nursing Team during his bowel cancer fight in 2009.

The two were delighted when Wigan Athletic not only got on board with their plans but invited them to come along to the DW Stadium to meet Wigan Manager Roberto Martinez. He told the lads that Wigan Althetic is 100% behind the 'Wootty Footy Mile' and will be supporting them all the way. Chris and Sam also met with team mascots Phoenix and Blue who gave them a supportive thumbs up too.

The May run will start around 7am at Carlisle United's Brunton Park before moving on to Morecambe, Fleetwood Town, Preston North End, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Tranmere Rovers, Everton, Crewe, Manchester City, Bury and Burnley, finishing off late in the evening at Blackburn Rovers' Ewood Park - Bill's number one love!

Chris and Sam said, "Knowing Bill had such a passion for football just like us inspired us to come up with this idea and we will be thinking of him when we run on May 10. We'd greatly appreciate all the support we can get for the massive task ahead."

You can follow Chris and Sam's journey to the big day and find details about how to donate on their website at www.woottyfootymile.co.uk.

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