SUNDERLAND AFC defender Wes Brown is to lend his support to Niall’s Mile.
The England international will do a mile-long walk on Monday at Herrington Country Park, starting at the Boating Lake Car Park at 2.30pm.
Niall’s Mile is a series of mile-long walks giving people across Sunderland the chance to take part in light exercise, enjoy the city’s landmarks and raise money for community projects.
Walkers are asked to pledge £1 to SAFC Foundation before, and receive a special drawstring bag for participating.
Wes said: “I think it’s very important for people to take part in whatever exercise they can and walking one mile is something that most people can manage.
“Apart from the obvious health benefits it’s a great way of getting the family together and having fun outdoors.
“When I joined Sunderland I was told about the foundation and the fantastic work it does in the region.
“It’s great that they’re able to organise events like this that everyone can take part in and show their support for the local community.”