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Join the Walk in Memory of Robert Osbourn ahead of Shrewsbury game

25 September 2023

Club News

Join the Walk in Memory of Robert Osbourn ahead of Shrewsbury game

25 September 2023

Cambridge United Foundation are partnering with the British Heart Foundation and Cambridge Fans United for a fundraising walk to honour Robert Osbourn, and to help increase awareness of heart health amongst fans and our wider community...

Robert, who sadly passed away earlier this year, was a keen walker and supporters are invited to join us ahead of the Saturday 14 October home game against Shrewsbury Town.

The self-guided walk will feature three routes of differing lengths, with the shortest route including the Amber Hearts treasure hunt.

  • 10k walk - Starts at CUFC Training Ground, Bentley Road - 10am
  • 5k walk - Starts at Jesus Green Kiosk - 11am
  • 3k walk - Starts at Millennium Bridge - 11:30am

All routes finish at the Abbey Stadium ahead of kick-off where walkers will receive their participation medal.

To register for the walk, which costs £6 to enter, please click here.

Gary Aytes, Fundraising Manager of British Heart Foundation, Cambridgeshire said, “Through this walk, the BHF want to shine a spotlight on heart and circulatory diseases and raise funds for research, noting how such conditions can often go undiagnosed for too long, until problems occur or it’s too late.

“It happens far too often that families are robbed of a loved one far too early. Every two hours, someone under 50 dies of heart and circulatory disease, which is why it’s so important and [why] we’re so grateful and honoured to be partnering with CFU and the Cambridge United Foundation to raise awareness of these conditions.

“Heart and circulatory diseases affect one in two of us in our lifetimes, and that happens at all ages. The more we can do to be aware of that and to look after our hearts, the better it will be.

“Currently 94,000 people in Cambridgeshire are living with heart and circulatory diseases, however with the British Heart Foundation currently investing £40 million into groundbreaking research in the city at places like the Heart and Lung Research Institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Our city can help provide the answers to some of the world’s biggest killers. 

If you’d like to donate to or sponsor the event, please click here.

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