The annual Hillsborough-to-Anfield run took part over the weekend in a three-day-event and so far £8,000 has been raised in gift-aid.
Team leader and runner, Dominic Williams, had the idea for a charity event in August 2011 during a visit to Anfield for the first game in the new season.
He decided to make the event a run after watching Eddie Izzard do 43 marathons in 51 days in 2009. He said: “It was the inspiration I needed to start running, seeing the tile mosaic with the names of the 96 on the red shirts gave me the idea to do the run.”
He says more money is yet to come with a month of collecting left and an auction event. The event is aided by 13 sponsors.
The charity run gives money to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, Liverpool Hospital and The Children’s Hospital Charity in Sheffield. The money will be split evenly.
A team of 20 made the event happen this year and thirteen runners ran 96 miles for the 96 people who lost their lives in 1989.
Dominic plans the event almost all year round and plans the route from September. He said: “All the team have an input and give ideas, but I decide what is right for the run, it seems to work quite well.”
If you would like to donate to the Hillsborough-to-Anfield run, then go to the website: http://hillsborough-anfieldrun.com/donate/