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Latics' charity walk

16 October 2012

Over £1,000 raised for Meningitis Trust

Former Latics' captain Dean Holden and his wife Danielle, who tragically lost 17-month-old daughter Cici to the virus this summer, waved off the walkers along with staff.

The fans left Boundary Park at 6pm on Friday walking overnight  arriving at Bramall Lane at 11.30am Saturday.

Latics' supporters raised over £1,000 after undertaking a 40.1 mile sponsored walk from Boundary Park to Saturday's npower League One match at Sheffield United.

Dom Weiss said:  "The walk went very well and the pain was worth it, especially with the result and last minute goal."


The walkers are pictured relaxing at Bramall Lane before kick off on Saturday.

"The generosity of Latics' fans was also greatly appreciated with many fans giving donations at the game in collection buckets. We hope that by the Bury home game at Boundary Park, rhe walkers will be able to donate over £2,500 to the Meningitis Trust.

Richard Attwood, of Trust Oldham, said: " Everyone who took part in the walk would like to thank Latics and Sheffield United for their help from providing warm clothing and hats to hot drinks and a place to rest, and also to Manchester Airport for supplying a minibus.

The walkers included the father, uncle and close friend Matthew Newbury of teenage season-ticket holder Alex Williams who also died recently. They supported the walk to raise money for the Meningitis Trust. can still be made via

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