Football rivals walk stadium to stadium for charity

It’s not often Manchester United and Liverpool FC fans share the same common goal, but best friends Scott Baron and Craig Holland enjoyed a winning result together – raising hundreds of pounds for two causes close to their hearts.

Scott, 31, from Grapenhall in Warrington, has started his charitable quest by putting football rivalries aside to walk from Anfield to Old Trafford, accompanied by his childhood friend and Liverpool FC supporter Craig, 32, from Great Sankey.

The men completed the 34 mile walk from Anfield to Old Trafford, kicking off a year of charity fundraising © Scott Baron

The former British Army soldier has devised ‘Scott’s Dirty Dozen’, a series of 12 challenges, such as cycling around Anglesey; a 10km army obstacle course, and completing the Three Peaks mountain adventure challenge to support the ‘Blue Apple Heroes’ war veterans’ charity and ‘Beating Bowel Cancer’.

He said: “I’ve always wanted to do something for charity and I’m not one to do things by half. So, this year I’m going to push myself and lots of different friends to their limits.

“Walking from Anfield to Old Trafford is just the start.”

The Warrington duo set off from Anfield at 6am and reached their destination of Old Trafford 11 hours later, raising £340 for their chosen charities.

The father-of-two said: “This challenge goes to show that Manchester United and Liverpool fans can come together in a very powerful and productive way.”

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