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Reds' Roses Walk

17 December 2012

Remembering the victims of Hillsborough

Boundary Park was a stopping off point for the Reds' Roses Walk which was held in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy in which 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives.

Liverpool fans arrived on Friday evening for hot drinks and refreshments provided by Trust Oldham.

The 96-mile route took walkers from Leppings Lane at Sheffield Wednesday, the scene of the tragedy in 1989, to the Hillsborough Memorial at Anfield.

The route visited Huddersfield Town, Latics, Manchester City, Bury, Bolton, Wigan and Everton.

It was split into 16 stages of approximately six miles and there was a different group of three/four walkers on each stage out of a core team of 12. Each person walked between 24 and 30 miles.

It is hoped to raise £15,000 for the Hillsborough Family Support Group and Hillsborough Justice Campaign.

Ninety-six roses were laid at the memorial at Liverpool by the team at noon on Saturday when they arrived for the game against Aston Villa. 

There will be a closed auction for signed football shirts and other merchandise and other merchandise from Liverpool, Manchester City, Nottingham Forest, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland, Celtic, Everton, Oldham, Swansea City, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday. 

The walk was prompted by the report from the Hillsborough Independent Panel and also as a way of honouring the 96 and a tribute to the arduous battle for justice endured by their families for over 23 years. 

Trust Oldham is helping to coordinate the appeal on behalf of Latics' fans. 

Please send any donation via PayPal with the ref: J96 to events@trustoldham.co.uk

If you have any questions or would like any further information, please also email events@trustoldham.co.uk

The walkers are pictured refuelling at Boundary Park.

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