Fantastic fundraising by Pride of Isle supporters

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Fundraisers have been adding their support in a variety of ways, to an Isle charity that is going from strength to strength.

A recent sponsored walk by three members of Scunthorpe United Offical Supporters’ Club raised cash to help further the work of the Lex’s Legacy, Pride of the Isle Charity.

Dave Jones donned a ‘mankini’, Matty Lamming bared chest and legs in shorts and Jamie Morgan sported a green wig to walk from Scunthorpe United’s Glanford Park ground to Doncaster Rovers in time for the Irons’ away fixture at 3pm.

Each season, the supporters’ club at Scunthorpe nominates a charity to help and this year, it’s the turn of Pride of the Isle, in memory of the late Alexander Strong, who lost his life aged just seven, from neuroblastoma.

The men set off on their trek at 5.30am on their September date, then were cooked breakfast when they reached the home of Maxine Strong in the Isle, and were joined by Mark Strong for the rest of the journey to Doncaster.

They walked through torrential rain in parts, with collection buckets, and arrived in Doncaster at 2.35pm in time for the match.

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PoI committee spokeswoman Maxine Strong said: “This seemed a long, hard challenge but the chance for the men to stop here so I could cook and talk to them was brilliant.

“Also Mark taking part and continuing with them in his son’s name was really heartwarming to watch.. I’m very proud that Lex’s Legacy still lives on.”

Pride of the Isle has also announced a new sponsor.

Lindholme Lakes Country Parks is to be the charity’s official sponsor. Representatives Neil Grantham, Aaron Clarke Grantham and team recently held a charity fishing match and managed to raise thousands of pounds for the charity with funds still coming in.