Darby & Stewart’s March of the Day raises MND awareness

Darby & Stewart’s March of the Day raises MND awareness

The group stopped at Elland Road as part of the walk.

Leeds United were pleased to welcome hundreds participating in Darby & Stewart’s March of the Day to Elland Road, raising money and awareness for the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.

The foundation was set up by former Liverpool, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers footballer Stephen Darby to support those affected by motor neurone disease (MND).

The mammoth journey saw walkers depart from Bradford City’s Valley Parade, with Elland Road one of the 17 stadium stops on the 178-mile journey which finished in Liverpool over the weekend.

The group were joined by Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow at Elland Road, along with former Whites defender Dominic Matteo.

Speaking during the walk, Matteo said: “I think for all of us when you hear what is happening with MND, it touches everybody because it is such a cruel disease. I think doing this walk today is very important for everyone because there are people from all walks of life wanting to get here and talk with each other and do their bit to help.

“We started at Bradford City, now we are at Elland Road and we still have the same banter and we are still trying to put a smile on people’s faces. New people are coming from different parts of the walk as we speak and it is so important to support anything like this.”

Steve Wood, an honorary patron of the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation, added: “Walks like this help get the awareness out there of what MND is and what we need to do to find the cure for MND. We have to keep going and we hope soon they can find a cure for it. The more we can get the awareness out there the better, so let’s keep going!”

More information about the walk and how you can make a donation can be found HERE.