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30 April 2016

Bantams kit man John Duckworth began his latest charity walking challenge on Saturday following City's victory over Southend United at Roots Hall.

After completing his match duties for the day with Phil Parkinson's squad, John set off from Southend's ground on Saturday evening to start the long walk back to the Coral Windows Stadium

The aim is to complete the 211-mile walk in time for the club's home game against Chesterfield at Valley Parade the following Sunday.

John and three members of his Bantamstrek fundraising team - Emma and Mark Tillotson and Scott Merrifield - are undertaking the mammoth task to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Speaking during the week, John said: "You can't heal people with events like this but you can help to make their lives a little bit better, and that is what we are aiming to do. Macmillan is a great cause and they do a wonderful job with people.

"I love walking and doing what I can to help people with challenges like this. It is our longest challenge yet and probably the toughest but I know that every step forward is a step nearer home.

"I will be thinking about why we're doing this to keep me going through the tough times - we won't want to let anybody down.

"We raised £14,000 for Macmillan last year and £11,000 for the Burns Unit with the walk from Lincoln to Bradford.

"Every penny helps - we would appreciate any donations at all made by the fans."

Supporters can donate via the Bantams Trek Just Giving page here;

Fans can also text BANT66 followed by the amount you'd like to donate (e.g. BANT66 £5) to 70070.

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