Boro footballer calls in to Leyburn Primary School to promote charity event

From left, Steve Wearing, from Hope & Homes for Children, headteacher Sarah Beveridge, Middlesbrough FC footballer Marcus Browne, county councillor Karin Sedgwick, and Lady Bolton, with young footballers Mathew and Eleanor. Photo: Philip Sedgwick.

A Middlesbrough FC footballer called in to Leyburn Primary School today to help promote a charity event.

Marcus Browne gave a talk to pupils and took questions during the visit.

The footballer called in to help promote the Every Step You Take challenge, which is being organised by Lady Bolton to raise money for charity.

Participants are being invited to walk on a circular 1km track near Wensley, with the aim of all those taking part walking 10,000km over a week.

The challenge starts today and runs until Wednesday, October 6.

Participants can walk around the track anytime from 7.30am in the morning until 7pm in the evening.

There is a £10 entry fee, with all money raised going to charity.

The challenge will support two charities — mental health charity YoungMinds and the Hope and Homes for Children, which helps place children around the world in loving homes to keep them out of orphanages.

The 1km track is on the old deer park at The Fothering House, near Wensley, Leyburn, DL8 4HZ.

Children and dogs are welcome, and parking and refreshments will be available.

Participants need to register for the walk in advance by clicking here.