AFC Fylde’s trip to Stockport County in March will be particularly significant for one group of Coasters fans.

Several mixed ability cyclists, including stadium announcer Brian Porter, will be cycling almost 50 miles from Kellamergh Park to Stockport’s Edgeley Park to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Almost £500 has been raised so far and the money will be used to help provide specialist care and facilities that allow those suffering to be teenagers first and cancer patients second.

Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK and the Teenage Cancer Trust currently helps around half of those suffering, however the increasing number of donations to the charity can help them reach the other half so that no-one suffers alone.

Brian said: “I’m delighted by the response. To have so many willing to cycle and help with support crew is amazing. Training is being hampered by the stormy weather we’ve been having, but we are determined to do this and help teenagers and their families fight this awful illness.”

AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor said: “We are delighted to support this worthy cause. Hopefully we can help raise awareness of the charity and as much money as possible through the bike ride.”

We will also be holding bucket collections at the Alfreton game on the 27th February and the Nuneaton game on 19th March.

You can donate to the cause by clicking here or by text using the text giving code FYSC51 and the amount to 70070.