NewsLFC stars support March of the Day fundraiser for Darby Rimmer MND

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A host of former Liverpool players united to help complete a remarkable 178-mile, three-day walk at the weekend, raising funds and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Ex-Reds including Jamie Redknapp, Chris Kirkland, Natasha Dowie, Neil Mellor, Becky Easton and Jay Spearing all took part in the ‘March of the Day’ event, in aid of the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.

Led by former Liverpool defender Stephen Darby and the former Ipswich Town, Sunderland and Huddersfield Town striker Marcus Stewart, the three-day trek set off from Bradford City’s Valley Parade stadium on Friday morning.

Walkers braved fierce winds and rain as they crossed the Pennines, visiting 17 football stadiums in total as they finished an epic journey at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

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More than £132,000 was raised across the three days, with Darby, who was diagnosed with MND in 2018 aged 29, and Stewart, who has been battling the disease since 2022, also joined by the likes of Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, as well as England Lionesses Chloe Kelly, Alex Greenwood and Jill Scott, teammates of Darby’s wife, Steph Houghton.

Rugby League stars Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield, who have themselves raised huge funds for MND charities, were also on hand to lend support, with Burrow and his wife, Lindsey, participating in the first 10 miles of the challenge.

Speaking shortly after completing the walk, Darby said: “MND brings all types of people together. But what is special is that we are all fighting for the same thing and that’s to find a treatment and a cure.”

MND is a life-shortening, degenerative disease with no current cure. According to the MND Association charity, it affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.

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