Former Mansfield Town shot-stopper Kevin Pilkington is to take part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon later this year to raise money for charity.
Pilkington, who is now the goalkeeping coach at Notts County, is supporting the Saving Lives Helipad Appeal, which aims to raise £3 million to build an onsite helipad at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.
This would allow seriously injured trauma patients from across the region to be airlifted to hospital, saving precious time.
To prepare, ‘Pilko’ as he is affectionately known by Stags and Notts fans, has been taking part in a number of Tough Mudder events.
He said: “I enjoy trying out new physical challenges, especially when a good cause is involved.
“I’m well aware of the excellent work the Major Trauma Centre does to save hundreds of lives every year – and I know how important it is to get people to hospital quickly after an accident.”
Jenny Wing, head of fundraising and communications at Nottingham Hospitals Charity said: “We’re so grateful for Kevin’s support and we’re sure that football fans in the East Midlands will be backing his fundraising efforts.”
The Marathon takes place on 28th September.