Lucy is running for her legendary grandad Malcolm Lindsay
The granddaughter of a dedicated Wisbech Town supporter and a former player is asking people to pay tribute to him by raising money in his honour.
Lucy Moore, 29, is running throughout October to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK as a tribute to her grandad Malcolm Lindsay, who lives in March but is a great supporter of the Fenmen, a team he played for in his youth.
He was and remains one of the most prolific scorers for King's Lynn's Linnets but now Malcolm, 82, has recently been diagnosed with the disease and told it is terminal and so the funds will help other sufferers who are in need of some support.
Lucy, from King's Lynn, said: “Grandad was and still is King’s Lynn’s top goalscorer. He’s quite well known in Lynn from his time with the club.
“He ran the Bentinck pub in Loke Road, with his wife Patricia, who sadly passed away 15 years ago. They were both well loved by many.”
Lucy will be running a couple of miles every day to complete the 50 mile challenge and has raised more than £400 already.
She said: “About four months ago grandad was hospitalised and out of the blue found out the diagnosis was prostate cancer.
“I work full time and care for him along with my mum. I saw an advert on Facebook for Prostate Cancer UK and clicked on it.
“I want to raise awareness for others, who maybe wouldn’t say anything.
“I am aiming for around two miles a day to get it in around everything else like cooking meals for him.
“I’ve managed six-and-a-half-miles, I have arthritis in both my knees so it is a struggle physically but I have caught the bug... it takes all the stress away.”
Football is in Lucy’s family and her grandad’s football career saw him play for King's Lynn, Wisbech Town and Cambridge United in the 1970s.
Malcolm was born in 1940 in Ashington in Northumberland (the same as the Charlton brothers) and played as a much-feared centre forward.
He joined the Linnets from Gateshead and is listed as scoring the most goals in a career at the club with 321 in an incredible 740 games.
A total of 187 of those came in Southern League matches for King's Lynn. He once scored four in a game at Cheltenham.
Lucy said: “Grandad is not very well, the cancer is in his bones and kidneys and lymph so I’m raising money and awareness by doing #runthemonth.
“Wisbech Town are currently selling pin badges at the club shop, as are King's Lynn Town.”
“A special thank you to both clubs for doing this. It means a lot to him.”
Visit Lucy’s October 50 Mile Challenge for Prostate Cancer to donate.