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18 November 2013

Three big additions to the Big Walk

The Yellow Army today announced three big additions to Saturday's Big Walk - and there is still time for you to take part.  

Milk Cup hero Alan Judge and club director Adrian Lenagan will join U's fans in the Yellow Army Big Walk before the Morecambe match at home. 

They will be accompanied by Oxford City Stars player Zach Dolphin who signed up for the fundraiser as part of the Yellow Army's special partnership with the ice hockey club. 

With Alan's Wembley '86 team mate Les Phillips and around 15 United fans already confirmed the team of Yellow Army walkers is taking shape. However, there is still time to join in, please email to take part.
Former United goal-keeper, Alan said: "I loved playing for Oxford United and it's great to be involved and give something back. The fans have always be so good to me, so I'm delighted to help and hopefully we will raise some money for a good cause."
Adrian added: "The Yellow Army have been superb and have really worked hard to bring the club and the fans closer together. The walk is a fantastic event and it's great to be involved." 

The Big Walk will split all proceeds 50/50 between the children's hospice, Helen and Douglas House, and the Yellow Army's goal to boost Chris Wilder's transfer kitty.

Around 20 Yellow Army trekkers will set off from four different routes, from each corner of the county, with participants all converging on the stadium at the same time. Rather as fans converge from all over Oxfordshire to the stadium to see United on a match day. Distances will be about 12 miles - from starting points in Woodstock, Cholsey, Eynsham and Thame. 

Trevor Lambert, Charlie Methven, Mark Sennett and Joe Nicholls, of the Yellow Army, will be putting their walking boots on to lead a route each. Les will be walking from Woodstock, Alan from Eynsham, along with club photographer Darrell Fisher, while Adrian and Zach will walk from Chosley. 

"The walks in the past have always been well received," said United fan Trevor Lambert. 

"There's always a great spirit that binds everyone together during the walk. Anyone who enters will get to meet fellow United fans they may not know and the chance to take part in a good, healthy event that raises money for great causes. 

"The Yellow Army decided to have four routes to recognise that Oxford fans come from various locations to cheer on United." 

Annaliese Taylor, Community & Events Fundraiser for Helen & Douglas House, said

"Thank you for choosing to support Helen & Douglas House with your Yellow Army Big Walk. I hope all the plans are coming together well for next weekend!"

You can take part in what promises to be a memorable experience with fellow yellows and legends and help make a difference for two fantastic causes. 

Please email for further details on the route you'd like to take part in and you'll be put in touch with the walk leader. Equally you can donate to the fund raising pot via the 12th Man website. 

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