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RUNNING IN MEMORY OF LEE COLLINS

11 February 2022

One of Lee Collins' dearest friends is continuing a season-long fundraising event by running around Oakwell tomorrow morning!

Former Barnsley FC defender Lee Collins sadly passed away in March of last year, but his legacy will live on forever. 

This Saturday, his close friend Joshua Feehan, who lost his eyesight in his teenage years, alongside guide dog, Ringo and 10 of Lee's family and friends will run 10k around the perimeter of the Oakwell pitch, to raise money for charity and Lee's family. 

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Across this season, visiting every club Lee played at, Joshua and friends will be running 10k at each stadium before one of their home matches. This means completing 100K over the course of the season aiming to raise £10,000 for Lee’s three daughters and the men’s mental health and suicide prevention charity, Movember.

They began their journey in September last year at Telford, and will finish the mammoth task in May at Yeovil Town's home ground of Huish Park. 

Joshua told us: “Lee was a lifelong friend and a huge character both on and off the pitch. Losing him to suicide was and continues to be very difficult for both his family and friends.

"The 10K challenges have been amazing in allowing his friends and family to hear football fans' stories of Lee’s career and the support from the whole footballing community continues to be fantastic.

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"We hope it has helped to bring attention to such a serious issue that is men’s mental health and suicide. Sadly, we have already lost Lee, but we hope that the whole footballing community does more in supporting men who are struggling.

"We are all looking forward to coming to Oakwell this Saturday and continuing to keep the memory going of a top bloke who was an amazing son, brother, friend, captain and most significantly an amazing dad to his three beautiful girls. Come on you Reds!”

Everyone at Oakwell is looking forward to greeting and Josh and friends, as well as his guide dog, Ringo and if you'd like to donate to this very worthy cause, please follow the link below.

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