A Black Country Derby Walkover!
Arch Rivals United In A Compelling Cause
Former Wolves players are being urged to join their Albion counterparts next month by supporting a pre-derby walk in aid of the Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Groups of supporters from the two clubs are crossing the Black Country on foot before the big Molineux return on February 12.
And organisers hope there will also be a sprinkling of players on parade in the countdown to the lunchtime kick-off.
“The idea is to get Wolves and Albion supporters pulling together in support of one of the West Midlands’ most important charities,” said Kieren Caldwell, whose daughter Emma was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour at the age of 13 months.
“Participants can either walk from The Hawthorns to Molineux or walk from Molineux half-way to Albion and then walk back with ‘the other lot’!
“It is 10.5 miles in total, so even walking at 3.5 miles an hour, people should be able to start at 9am and get in for kick-off. The response from both sets of fans has been fantastic but it would be amazing to get some players along, even if it’s just to start walkers off and give them some encouragement.
“The police and councils have agreed to the event and we have 28 walkers and £1,000 promised so far. But we are only ten days into the idea, so we would like things to grow quite a bit.”
Wolves Heroes will also be delighted to act as go-betweens for readers who are keen to be involved, either through walking or sponsoring. Please email us with offers of help and we will do the rest.
A brief read of the Caldwell family story underlines what a good cause this is.