8th February 2017 14:27pm
Two of Charlton’s greatest ever players will be joining the Upbeats Walk on Saturday April 8th.
Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) are delighted to announce that Derek Hales and Mike Flanagan will be joining the third annual charity walk in aid of Charlton’s Down’s Syndrome team.
Derek Hales is Charlton Athletic’s record goalscorer. He scored 168 goals in 368 appearances in two spells from 1973-1976 and 1978-1985.
Mike Flanagan 1971-1979 played 396 times for the Addicks, scoring 120 goals in his playing spells in 1971-1979 and 1983-1986.
They formed a formidable partnership up front in the 70s and 80s, and will now be joining up again to lead one of the most popular days in Charlton’s calendar.
Supporters can now sign up to join Derek, Mike and a host of other Charlton legends to walk the 9 miles from Charlton’s training ground in New Eltham to the Valley before Charlton’s home game against Southend United.
As a Thank You for the incredible support given to the Upbeats in the last two years, registration this year is free.
Starting at Charlton’s Sparrows Lane training ground at 9am, walkers will receive breakfast pastries, teas/coffees and t-shirts before setting off and trekking through Eltham, Shooters Hill, Greenwich and Charlton to The Valley.
After completing the 9 miles, walkers will receive complimentary hot meal in Crossbars, from where the Upbeats game against Albion in the Community’s Down’s Syndrome team can be watched.
You can sign up yourself, your friends and family by clicking here, but hurry as the event capacity is limited.
Make sure to sign up when you have confirmed your availability for the day, as places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Once signed up, walkers and supporters of the Upbeats will be eligible for a discounted ticket for Charlton’s game against Southend United. Discount codes and further details will be release when tickets for the game go on sale in March.
£37,000 was sensationally raised last year to fund the project, which relies solely on individual donations. CACT are aiming to reach this figure again in 2017.