Members of Exeter City supporter group the Red Legion will be running a charity run for the Adam Stansfield Foundation prior to City's home pre-season fixture on Saturday July 20.
On August 10, 2019 it will be 9 years since the sad passing of City legend Adam Stansfield, who was nothing short of adored by the St James Park faithful.
After helping City to back-to-back promotions from the Conference to League One and scoring eight goals at a level he had never graced before in the third tier, Adam was diagnosed with bowel cancer in April 2010.
The striker’s season was cut short by the diagnosis, but he was back for pre-season training in early July after various treatments. However, Adam’s condition rapidly declined and, after a loss to Ipswich in the League Cup, his death was announced on August 10, 2010.
Adam though, has never been forgotten and he will always remain an integral part of the fabric of our football club. Last year the brand-new stand at St James Park was named the ‘Stagecoach Adam Stansfield stand’ in his honour.
The Red Legion, who honour Adam at every match at St James Park, through songs and flags, will be raising money through a run that passes through nine sporting grounds based within Exeter.
They plan to run 13.7 miles from the Cliff Hill Training Ground via nine grounds within Exeter and ending at St James Park before kick-off. People are invited to come out and support them on the run, you can find the route below.
Red Legion member Craig said: "Training has started and I think we have all fully realised what we’ve signed up for. We are not the fittest bunch of lads and this is definitely going to be a challenge, but one worth it for a great cause.
"We continue to remember Adam every Saturday on the big bank and with this year being 9 years since he passed we wanted to do something special to raise money for his Foundation. This is a charity close to every Exeter fans heart and does a great service in helping youngsters through footballing opportunities as well as raising awareness about bowel cancer.
"We know how generous and kind hearted Exeter fans are through the donations we get so hopefully together we can raise a good amount for the AS9 Foundation. If anyone wants to come out and support us on the morning of the run or even run a section with us please do."
All funds raised will go towards the Adams Stansfield Foundation. An initial target of £500 has been set, if you would like to donate and help the Red Legion reach their target, please click here.
The Adam Stansfield Foundation was set up by Adam’s wife Marie and his immediate family in September 2010 with the aim to raise awareness of bowel cancer issues and to help give young people the opportunity to develop life skills through the power of football.
The Foundation’s aim is to help give young people the unique opportunity to develop life skills, through the power of football and to assist them in their goals of living the dream.