A group of Liverpool football legends have committed to run next week’s Standard Chartered Great City Race in London’s Square Mile. The 10th edition of the event will see former Red heroes Alan Kennedy, John Aldridge, David Johnson and Phil Neal take part in the event that raises funds for a blindness charity.
An estimated 5,000 runners from 385 companies will take part in the event on Thursday 10 July in aid of Seeing is Believing, a charitable initiative that aims to tackle avoidable blindness throughout the world.
£10 from each runner’s entry fee will go to the official race beneficiary and Standard Chartered Bank will match this and all other funds raised and donated thereby doubling the impact.
John Aldridge, a former Republic of Ireland international said: “It is always great fun to run around the streets of the capital in the Standard Chartered Great City Race.
“Seeing is Believing is such a worthwhile cause and I’m glad that myself and my former teammates can make a difference to those who are affected by avoidable blindness.” The race gets underway at 7.15pm.