Joe Thompson made his name as a footballer for Rochdale, Tranmere Rovers, Carlisle United, Bury and Southport after coming through the youth ranks at Manchester United. Joe has recently been diagnosed with cancer for the third time. His friends and family and many of his former teammates and fellow pros from the football community are looking to do all they can to help Joe. They are looking to raise a total of £250,000 to support in through his treatment as he faces into his cancer battle once more.

There are a number of activities in plan top support this fundraising. There is a football match involving a number of high profile ex-players at Rochdale in May. One of his former teammates approached Redwood Events about staging one of our walks to support this cause. So we are planning Walk With Me For JT on June 8. 

The plan is that 100 walkers will be recruited to take on a 22 mile walk between Manchester United and Rochdale calling at four other football grounds along the way. Each of these walkers will commit to trying to raise £500 each which will help us target £50,000 from the event in total.

We are also looking for two main sponsors prepared to donate £500 each to cover the costs of the event. Their company names will appear on the back of the t-shirts worn by the walkers.