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Wanderers To Welcome Hughie And Freddie

Fund-raising duo continue next leg of epic journey at Wanderers on Saturday

27 January 2022

Wanderers are delighted to be hosting two special youngsters on Saturday to aid their remarkable fund-raising effort.

Hughie and Freddie are taking on an epic 100km challenge to help children with cancer.

The inspiring pair, who have already raised, £230,000 for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, are planning to visit every Premier League and EFL ground to run a sponsored 1km.

After kicking off their journey at Burnley’s Turf Moor on Boxing Day, their next stop will be the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday for the fourth leg during Wanderers’ game against Sunderland when the pair will run around the pitch at half time.

The pals’ up-lifting story began when 11-year-old Hughie Higginson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Best mate Freddie Xavi set himself the challenge of running 2km every day for 50 days up to Christmas Day, 2020 to raise funds for hospital equipment, facilities and soothing ‘Slushie’ pouches for young patients.

Hughie is now joining Freddie on the latest phase of the fund-raising adventure which will benefit oncology departments at hospitals near to each ground they visit.

The duo’s story has previously attracted nationwide interest and last year deservedly earned the youngsters a Pride of Britain Award.

Hughie, Freddie and family members will be welcome guests of Wanderers and Bolton Wanderers In the Community on Saturday and we know supporters will offer every encouragement and be keen to help such a magnificent course.

A link to donate can be found HERE

And for more details of Hughie and Freddie: The 100km Challenge go HERE


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