Solihull Moors are proud to be supporting Walking Home For Christmas – Walking With The Wounded’s annual walking challenge to raise funds for those who served.
This year they’ve joined forces with Help for Heroes to get more people walking and fundraising, so they can support more veterans and their families.
The Club has chosen their upcoming home fixture against Barrow on Saturday 22nd December as the day to encourage supporters to walk to the match.
The walk will begin at Mell Square in Solihull Town Centre at 11am and end at the Automated Technology Group Stadium – a total of 2.3 miles.
Manager Tim Flowers, Assistant Manager Gary Whild and First Team Coach James Quinn will all be taking part in the walk, along with the Board of Directors.
Moors are just the second football club, alongside Manchester United, to be supporting this cause, so we want as many people as possible to take part. The Club have pledged to match the amount of money raised.
You can join and donate to the Solihull Moors Supporters team page here: https://www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com/teams/solihull-moors-supporters
Those who raise the most money will be rewarded with a mascot package and four tickets in the boardroom for a 2018/19 home fixture of your choice.
Chairman Darryl Eales is a Trustee of Walking With The Wounded and commented:
“Walking With The Wounded is a fantastic charity doing some extraordinary things for those who have served.
“It helps vulnerable veterans reintegrate into society and particularly the workplace. Please come along on the 22nd, join the walk which will be great fun and support an amazing cause.”
Walking With The Wounded CEO, Ed Parker said: “It’s rare to see a manager nowadays walking anywhere with fans so this is a great initiative by the club.
"We support a number of veterans across the West Midlands through our employment and mental health programmes and know that social isolation can become an issue, particularly if you don’t have a family at Christmas time. You can feel really removed from society and often need a little bit more support.
"We want to make a difference together and I really hope Moors fans get behind this brilliant act by the club.”
Mr Parker added: “These walks are all about the camaraderie. It’s about the impact that we know we’re having and it’s a time when one can reflect and feel you’re doing something.”
Updated 10:35 - 24 Dec 2018 by Luke Turner