Huddersfield Town fans Lorna and Carl Wray have managed to raise almost £2,000 for football charity Show Racism the Red Card and to buy diversity books to put into local schools.

The family from Golcar walked over 30 miles from the John Smith’s Stadium to Manchester United’s Old Trafford back in October. 

Lorna, 34, believes that more children need to be taught about discrimination and said that any money raised would be used to buy books to put into local schools to teach young people these valuable lessons. 

On why they are doing it she said: “With the money we have raised we can buy 200 of the fabulous books on diversity and the company Usborne will also donate up to 60% in free books too. That is just an amazing amount and means we can reach so many schools and nurseries.

“Also at least £400 will be going to ‘Show Racism the Red Card.’ So, yes, I do feel this will make a difference. We are able to give fantastic resources to young people and help educate them to be proud of themselves and learn what is right and wrong. 

“Having tools to help have early conversations on diversity and racism is going to be really useful and teach people to stand up and speak out.”


Lorna and Carl Wray walked 36 miles for charity

Lorna added: “The walk was great, we really enjoyed it especially the first half as we had a few people that came out and met us with banners and brews, cakes and just smiley faces along the way. That just gave us such a buzz. 

“We met three other walkers on the way who were nice to talk to. They found our page and contributed which was so lovely.

“It started to get tough about 30 miles in. With hindsight I don’t think we ate enough to fuel us but as we were doing it we didn’t feel like eating. A learning for any future walks!

“The last five miles were hard as we had to get off the canal and walk through the centre. All the stop starts at traffic lights had an impact on our legs plus the busy Friday eve party goers meant we had to weave in and out and it affected our route a little.

“Spotting our children waiting on the last road was just the best encouragement ever and really spurred us on to the finish.

“We are super proud. We never imagined we would have had so much support. The generosity of people is overwhelming and we are going to hit the £2k mark which is just phenomenal.”