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FATHER AND SON IRON SUPPORTERS COMPLETE CHARITY WALK

31 October 2016

Supporters travel from near and far to watch the Iron at Glanford Park every time we're in action, but do many walk 23 miles for the privilege?

That's exactly what father and son duo Scott and Adam McCreight did ahead of Saturday's 4-1 victory over Swindon Town as they tackled the 37km distance for charity. They began their hike in the early hours of Saturday morning at the doors of the neurology department of Hull Royal Infirmary, hours later reaching the doors of the Stroke Unit at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

The United supporters weren't prepared to miss the Scunthorpe encounter, hence setting off so early, with the proceeds of their efforts split between the start and end point of their journey - before heading to Glanford Park.

Scott explained the reasons for the walk: "11 years ago my own mum had extensive and quality of life saving surgery at HRI on an aggressive tumour in her spine. 

"She suffers to this day but without the help from the staff at HRI and the expertise of the service they give my own mum would have been wheelchair bound years ago. Anyone who knows her will vouch for the fact that she is a fighter, but there is only so much fight one person can give on their own. She needed the help and she got the best possible help. 

"To this day she receives this continued quality to help.

"Our recent turn of events has seen my mother-in-law suffer a large and life changing stroke. At the age of only 52 it came completely out of the blue. 

"Without the swift and expert help from the staff at both Scunthorpe General Hospital in the first instance, and Hull Royal Infirmary to carry out life saving surgery we would be without a huge part of the family. Our Mum/Mum in Law/Nana/Partner/Sister/Friend is still with us and for that we are so thankful."

Following the event, Scott added: "The event went really well and but for aches and blisters we achieved what we set out to do.

"Prior to the event, the publicity was rife on social media and in the local press - speaking to Radio Humberside, Scunthorpe Telegraph and Estuary TV, with the club supporting us all the way."

The Iron invited Scott to pull out the winning tickets in the half time draw at the weekend, giving him the opportunity to tell the attending supporters about his exploits.

You can donate to Scott's fundraising efforts by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Scott-McCreight or by texting mccr80 to 70070.

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