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Ollie Norburn's 30-mile walk for Sands

31 March 2021


Ollie Norburn's 30-mile walk for Sands

31 March 2021

Ollie Norburn to embark on a 30-mile walk to raise funds and awareness for Sands.

Town midfielder and captain Ollie Norburn will embark on a 30-mile walk from near his home in Bolton to Ribby Hall with close friends and family, whilst heading to Government Covid-19 guidelines, in order to raise awareness and funds for Sands on the 22nd of May.

The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity is a national charity in the United Kingdom that provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby. It is based at the Victoria Charity Centre in London. Sands provides bereavement support services both nationally through its Freephone helpline, mobile app, online community and resources, and locally through a UK-wide network of around 100 regional support groups. 

Earlier this year, Ollie and his family went through their own tragedy and now Town's number eight wants to channel his energy into helping others who have had to face the same heartbreak. 

Ollie spoke to iFollow Shrews about his walk and provided details of where everyone can get involved and support Sands

"Sands is a charity that helps parents after the loss of a child," said Ollie. "It's a charity that me and my fiancée highlighted as one we wanted to raise money for after the loss of our baby, Louie Ollie Norburn, in September.  The walk will be on the 22nd of May. It's a great cause and something that is close to our hearts.

"It's a 30-mile walk from near our home in Bolton to Ribbey Hall. The reason behind is Ribby Hall is that is where we went for the weekend after we found out the bad news. That's what we are doing with close friends and family.

"The support shown by everyone, on social media, by everyone at the club, all of the lads, and everywhere else has been amazing - it means a lot and I can't thank everyone enough. There is a GoFundme link on my Instagram and Twitter page: @olivernorburn8. Everything is massively appreciated. 

"Any money raised will make a massive difference. Sands is a charity that helps parents massively after the loss of a baby. It's something very touching and something that means a lot."

THE WALK: For more information on Ollie's walk and where to donate, click here!

SANDS: For more information about Sands, visit their website by clicking here!


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