Fan running to support Jeff Astle Foundation

Pete Hartshorn, who is a keen Spireite, is taking part in the Great North Run this weekend to raise funds for the Jeff Astle Foundation.

Pete says that he initially chose to support the charity as Ernie Moss’s family asked for funds to be donated to it after Ernie passed away.

He added: “Having further looked into the foundation, it soon became apparent they do great work in raising awareness of the past and current risk footballers (and other sports people) take when playing.

“As supporters, we take for granted what they do every time we turn up to watch but they truly put themselves on the line for our entertainment. Raising awareness of this now and for future generations is really important.”

Pete is proud to be doing the run in honour of Ernie, saying: “It’s been said many time but I’ll say it again: Ernie is a true Spireites legend in every sense of the word.

“I’ll never forget how he led the line so courageously when I first started going to Saltergate with my dad in the late 70s. He played with pride, dignity, honour and humility.

“He was also a true gentlemen and family man off the pitch. Many a modern footballer should look to Ernie Moss to understand the right way to do things. He is sadly missed.

“I did the Great North Run back in 2015 for ‘Team Ernie’ and Dementia UK so this my second time raising money in the great man’s name. I couldn’t be prouder!”

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