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Hartlepool mascot walks 17 miles for charity
FOOTBALL mascot H’Angus the Monkey walked 17 miles before Hartlepool’s clash against Yeovil on Saturday to raise cash for prostate cancer.
The Hartlepool FC mascot walked the distance from Hartlepool’s training ground in Durham to Victoria Park in the sponsored walk for Prostate Cancer UK, which is the official charity partnership for the Football League this season.
Over last weekend and this coming weekend all 72 clubs are supporting the cause by staging a special match day as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
As well as wearing specially-designed warm-up tops on Saturday, Pools players will also have the Prostate Cancer UK emblem emblazoned on their shorts for the remainder of the season to help raise awareness of the disease.
The warm-up tops were auctioned off after the game to raise extra funds for the charity.
To sponsor H’Angus’ walk visit www.justgiving.com/poolsmonkey, or text HUFC50 along with the amount you’d want to donate to 70070. For more information about the disease visit www.prostatecanceruk.org.