Jake unites Blades and Owls fans to smash walk target

Jake Brady doing a sponsored walk from Bramall Lane to Hillsborough to raise money for PACT. Pictured with his supporters
Jake Brady doing a sponsored walk from Bramall Lane to Hillsborough to raise money for PACT. Pictured with his supporters
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He’s only 10 years old but caring Jake Brady has united the fans of Sheffield’s two football clubs.

Diehard Blades and Owls fans flocked to sponsor the schoolboy before he walked between Bramall Lane and Hillsborough for charity.

And the Owls fan has more than doubled his original fundraising target, to raise over £1,071 with the money still rolling in from friends and strangers alike.

Jake, who wore a specially made half United, half Owls shirt for the walk, collected donations from both sets of fans during the four-mile stroll.

His proud mum Alison Brady, of Wadsworth Drive, Intake, said: “When Jake originally said he wanted to raise £1,000 I did tell him not to be daft – I have had to eat my words.

“He has managed to get a bit of rivalry going too, with one fan sponsoring 50p more than his mate because they supported the opposite club.

“He is over the moon with the money collected.

“I think he has just about come down from the excitement of it all.

“With all the publicity he has had the fundraising has just snowballed.”

Intake Primary School pupil Jake decided to take part in the walk after reading about youngsters with cancer.

Money raised will boost the coffers of the Parents Association of Children With Tumours and Leukaemia.

He has also been nominated for a Red Cross humanitarian citizen award after featuring in The Star.

n People can still donate to Jake at Jake Brady Just Giving Page