Black Country man to ‘walk’ for three hours at latest charity event

The charity event will take place in Bury Hill Park, on Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, in an attempt to reach the hill as many times as possible in three hours.

This year’s fundraiser will be undertaken by Black Country Radio’s Billy Spakemon and David Pickstone, a guardian for Action Heart at Russells Hall Hospital, who will walk up and down the hill carrying buckets to receive donations.

This year’s beneficiaries will be Action Heart, Black Country Mental Health and Sands, a bereavement society charity.

Mister. Spakemon said of the rigorous challenge: “We came up with the idea because it’s something that’s a bit different from the game we usually do. I don’t think it will be as easy as it looks to be honest.

“I’ve been trying to train – David Pickstone, he’s an Action Heart tutor at Russells Hall Hospital, he’s just come back from the London Marathon so he’s still suffering from it.

“We’ll have to see how we do!”

Billy Spakemon will try to walk up the hill as many times as possible in three hours

Mr Spakemon continued: “We’re also promoting it through the radio station, this year we’re raising funds for Action Heart, Black Country Mental Health, Sands and others.

“We are giving a third each to Action Heart and Black Country Mental Health and the rest will be split between the other charities. Sponsorship wise we’re doing really well but we’d obviously like to collect more on the day.”

The event will take place this Sunday, May 19, at Bury Hill Park, in Oldbury, and everyone is invited to attend and cheer on the duo.