Crystal Palace fans, staff and former players walk marathon for club's foundation
Last Updated: 13/10/18 10:38am
Crystal Palace fans, staff and former players have set off from Selhurst Park to walk a marathon to raise money for the club's foundation.
They gathered at Selhurst Park early on Saturday morning, but it will be no walk in the park for the dozens of people who have given up their time to walk 26.2 miles to Trafalgar Square to help the Palace Foundation.
The group included several former players, among them Andy Johnson, Mark Bright and Neil Shipperley.
The Palace Foundation employs 40 full-time members of staff and reaches out to thousands of young people across south London.
It aims to tackle numerous issues ranging from knife crime to healthy eating and provides help through educational programmes.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish - who is also on the walk - said "it is what football clubs are all about" and looks to "touch people through the power of football".
Click on the video to see the marathon march set off and hear the latest from Steve Parish on proposals to redevelop Selhurst Park.