Before Gloucester City take on Kidderminster Harriers at Whaddon Road tomorrow afternoon, the fans of both sides will take part in a charity match at Cheltenham Civil Service Club.

A group of around 50 Kidderminster supporters are taking on the challenge of walking to the game and have already set off, where they will walk from Kidderminster to Tewksbury.

The group will stop overnight and will make the second leg of the journey from Tewksbury to Cheltenham where the two sets of fans will face off in a charity match at the Civil Service Club, kicking off at 10:30.

The walk is in aid of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in memory of Becky Giddins who tragically lost her battle with skin cancer in August last year.

There will be a bucket collection at the game, which all are welcome to attend, and all funds raised will go towards the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Gloucester City Supporters Trust Board member Ian De Maria said “They got in contact with us a few weeks ago and challenged us to a game.

“They told us their story and we were inspired by it and after they challenged us we jumped at the opportunity because what with them walking for so long we might actually win!”

Tigers boss Tim Harris praised the effort from both sets of supporters, whilst admitting that he would not know where to start when predicting who would win.

“I haven’t a clue how the game is going to go!” said Harris. “However, I think it’s fantastic that the Kidderminster fans are doing a charity walk and it’s great that the two sets of supporters can get together and play a game of football prior to the main occasion in the afternoon.

“To all the Kidderminster supporters that are walking to the game, I hope they enjoy it and hopefully the match prior will be a great event and if I can spare a moment I’ll certainly be along to catch some of it and of course cheer on the Gloucester City boys!”

Gloucester City goalkeeper Jasbir Singh, who signed for the Tigers from Kidderminster in May 2015, was clearly keen not to upset either set of fans as he very diplomatically sat on the fence!

“I’ve seen the Kiddy fans play so I’ll go for a classic and say it’ll be 5-5!” he said.

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