GUILSFIELD Football Club has raised more than £2k for three charities.

Players have been running the distance from their ground to the other 15 grounds in the JD Cymru North – a distance of 1,894 miles.

The closest virtual run was to Llanrhaeadr and back while the furthest was a cross country trek to Holyhead in far flung Anglesey.

The event is now in its final week and has surpassed its £2k target which has delighted Leonard.

The event has been organised by manager Nathan Leonard from Oswestry and in aid of Hope House Kids, Nightingale House and CALM.

Leonard said the charities held a special place in the hearts of the players who had all stepped up to the challenge to help by putting in the hard miles.

Leonard said: “Hope House Kids is an amazing charity that is based near Oswestry which is local to a lot of the Guilsfield players.

“They care for seriously ill children and their families across Shropshire, Cheshire, Powys and north Wales.

“Nightingale House based in Wrexham has a close connection to our squad and club.

“Our captain Sam Lichfield’s father Grant was cared for in the final weeks of his life at Nightingale House.

“Sam and his family were amazed at the high level of care that he received and how unbelievable the staff were. This is our chance to say thank you to you all for doing everything you could for our mate Grant.

“CALM are the leading movement against suicide. Last year CALM’s helpline staff spoke to someone who was struggling every 66 seconds.

“Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the country, as a close knit group ourselves we feel it would be great to help this charity and hopefully save peoples lives.”

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Meanwhile the club is currently awaiting a starting date for the curtailed JD Cymru North season which will see clubs play 15 games before the end of May.

It is hoped the clubs will be given permission to return to training this week with many having not trained since March 2020.