Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

A Villa Fan's Amazing Race To Raise Money!

A Villa Fan's Amazing Race To Raise Money!

Some information on a Villa fan, Luke Corbett, who has got off his arse... for want of a better expression... and done something to help others. He has raised over £2380 so far since January 26 this year.

His aim is to run around every football pitch in an attempt to raise £10 000 for the Birmingham Children's hospital Kidney appeal.

The 20-year-old - who I met yesterday and what a thoroughly nice chap he is! - had two kidney transplant operations at the age of 3 and 10 after he was born with chronic renal failure.

He told the Birmingham Mail:

“This is really just a big thank you to all the doctors and nurses who treated me when I was diagnosed with the illness when I was born. The facilities they hope to provide at the new wing is going to be great for children and their families. I had two kidney transplant operations when I was a kid and the second one was so successful the doctors have told me that it may last until I am 50 years old. I hope the money raised will help other children who are in a similar situation to what I was.”
The Kidney Kids appeal aims to raise £1.5 million for a kidney unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

www.justgiving.com/lukecorbet

A couple of runs are taking place this May including Celtic and Rangers who are both meant to be closed but for Luke they are specifically sending a steward to open the grounds for him. He will also be doing the Blues, Wolves and Baggies.

His run at Villa was slightly up in the air but they are now allowing him to run on Saturday 16th May at 9am. He was hoping to run around at half time during the Newcastle game, so maybe that will still become a reality for him, I'm sure much like me you would all love to see him do his run and lets face it, if school kids etc can do these runs (which are always well received by home and away fans) then surely Villa can allow a true Villa fan and season ticket holder, on a mission to raise money for the Birmingham Children's hospital, to do it in front of fellow fans? Hope so! If they let him I'll personally give him a cheque for £250 on the day of the run from all of us at Vital Villa.

For more info:
www.justgiving.com/lukecorbet

Clubs he has currently got permission from:

Arsenal
Liverpool
Aston Villa
Everton
Hull City
Man City
Middlesbrough
Newcastle
Tottenham
Bolton
West Brom
Wigan Athletic

Blues Featured on their official site: Click Here
Burnley
Derby
Forest
Ipswich
Sheff Wed
Sheff Utd
Swansea
Cardiff
Charlton
Wolves
Watford

Scunthorpe
Millwall

Stevenage

Rangers
Celtic



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday May 5 2009
Time: 10:45AM

Comments

0
Thanks Jonathon it is muchly appreciated. Just had an email back from Lynne, and they can't even faciliate my request now on running at 9am on that Saturday due to having to help with the coaches!!! I copied you into an email to Lynne Atkinson regarding to your very kind donation if they manage to faciliate my request at half time of the newcastle game. But in polite words this is getting ridiculous
Mini O'Neill
05/05/2009 11:53:00
0
Thanks Jonathon it is muchly appreciated. Just had an email back from Lynne, and they can't even faciliate my request now on running at 9am on that Saturday due to having to help with the coaches!!! I copied you into an email to Lynne Atkinson regarding to your very kind donation if they manage to faciliate my request at half time of the newcastle game. But in polite words this is getting ridiculous
Mini O'Neill
05/05/2009 11:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Something For The Weekend (522)

If they actually win it then Villa will definitely be every Villan's funny Valentine, come Sunday night.

Garde Wants Norwich Improvement

Manager Remi Garde has called on the team to show further improvement on the Norwich City showing.

Pre Liverpool Injury News

Manager Remi Garde has given his weekly injury update ahead of the game against Liverpool on Sunday.

The Decline Of Aston Villa...

A decent two page spread in The Sun today with a few quotes from me. Here was my full answer to their question...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Profile
Mike Field
Profile
Steve Wade
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
Profile
Turkish Penguin
Profile
Glensider
Profile
Chris Heath
Profile
M Calucar
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Liverpool will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win23%
Lose55%
Draw22%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Prost wants three-way battle for title
Latest Vital Boxing News
Is May 21st the Day?
The Vital Football Members League

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 2:05PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions583
2.The Fear327
3.ClivetheVillan295
4.Fulford255
5.sirdennis202
6.revdpete184
7.JuanPabloAngel179
8.DeanoVilla149
9.Wurzel119
10.Silhillvilla104
Vital Football Comment