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Staff to take on Italian Alps for Acorns

26 April 2019

First team and Academy staff are set to take on a four day riding challenge in the Italian Alps to raise money for one of the club's official charity partners for the 2018/19 season, Acorns, in June.

Assistant manager Russell Milton, under-18s manager Pete Haynes and Senior Sports Therapist Gavin Crowe will be joined by club supporter Barry Roberts and support driver Gary Haynes on the four day challenge that's taking place between the 15th and 20th June.

Having previously taken on the demands of riding through the Pyrenees and French Alps while raising money for charity, this time their route will involve some of the roads used as part of the world famous Giro d'Italia bicycle race, and sections of the Passo dello Stelvio.

Acorns provides care to life limited and life threatened children and support for their families. The charity provides a network of specialist palliative care and support for children and families across the West Midlands, through its hospices and in the community. It costs the charity nearly £10 million each year to continue, with the majority of this amount coming from fundraising and donations.

To help raise funds for Acorns there will be a bucket collection taking place outside the stadium ahead of Saturday's home fixture against Swindon Town.

Sponsorship packages are available for the support car that will be used on the trip. If you are interested in sponsoring their challenge then contact Pete by emailing

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