A gamer who is set to complete one year of fundraising for the Bone Cancer Research Trust is taking on a 17-mile walk to commemorate his dad’s birthday.
Stewart Fletcher will be completing the route from his family home to the Molineux Stadium, home to Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
Both Stewart and his father Allan are Wolves fans and enjoyed long walks, making this a fitting tribute on what would have been Allan's 73rd birthday.
Allan sadly passed away on 13th November 2022, and since then Stewart has dedicated himself to supporting our vital work – from a 48-hour streaming marathons to a World-Cup style snooker tournament.
Stewart will be completing the challenge wearing a Wolves football shirt emblazoned with 'Papa Fletch', the number 72, and a custom Bone Cancer Research Trust iron-on transfer to raise awareness on his walk.
Speaking ahead of the challenge, Stewart said:
My dad was the most important man in my life. He taught me so much over the years and really helped set me up to deal with almost anything that life threw at me – just not his passing, which was so sudden. The walk is going to be extremely tough on me, both mentally and physically, but my dad will be with me every step of the way.
Siobhan Cullen, Regional Relationship Manager at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, said:
We are so grateful for Stewart's support and all of his incredible fundraising efforts. It is only with the help of kind, generous and dedicated people like Stewart that out vital work can continue. We wish him all the best for his challenge, which is a wonderful and heartfelt thing to do in his dad's memory. We have no doubt that you will conquer it.
There is still time to donate to Stewart's year of fundraising, by visiting the link below: