Northern League chairman’s charity walk calls at Ashington

At Ashington on the Last Legs Challenge are, from left, Brian Robson, Martin Haworth, Bob Bacon and Mike Amos. Picture by Gavin Perry
At Ashington on the Last Legs Challenge are, from left, Brian Robson, Martin Haworth, Bob Bacon and Mike Amos. Picture by Gavin Perry

Mike Amos’s Last Legs Challenge has broken through the £22,000 barrier.

The chairman of the Ebac Northern League who is in his 20th and final season before stepping down from the role, set himself a gruelling challenge of walking approximately 12 miles at each of the 44 members clubs.

He completed the 42nd leg at Ashington prior to the Colliers’ recent home match with Dunston UTS.

Mr Amos was accompanied on the walk, which commenced from Druridge Bay Country Park to Woodhorn Lane via Cresswell and Lynemouth, by Ashington FC secretary Brian Robson, Northern League club secretary Martin Haworth and Bob Bacon, a friend of the retiring league chairman.

“It was a pleasure for Ashington to support Mike’s quest and in the process make a valuable contribution to his fundraising,” said Mr Robson, who added that the club planned to hold a second bucket collection when they host defending league champions Marske United in what will be their final home game of the campaign.

Half of the proceeds raised following Mr Amos’s 500 miles plus marathon will go to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation whilst the remainder will be given to community-based charities in £1,000 segments nominated by Northern League clubs and drawn at the annual league dinner in May.