More than £2,000 has been raised by supporters of Aylesbury United Football Club for the Cancer Care & Haematology Fund through a sponsored walk.

A group of 10 Ducks fans braved the rainy weather on Saturday, October 30, as they trekked from the ground’s former stadium in Buckingham Road at 7.45am, to Creasey Park – the home of AFC Dunstable.

Aylesbury United took on the side from Bedfordshire that day, with some supporters walking 25 kilometres (15 miles) to make it in time for the game’s kick-off.

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The supporters reached Dunstable in sunnier conditions in just over five hours, and they were rewarded by their hosts with a hot meal and drinks.

The Aylesbury fans once they arrived in Dunstable, Bedfordshire

The Aylesbury fans once they arrived in Dunstable, Bedfordshire

The walkers’ were then treated to a fabulous performance from the team, who beat second-placed AFC Dunstable 2-1 with two goals from midfielder Max Hercules, son of club legend, Cliff.

Andy Martin, director at Aylesbury United, and chair of supporters' trust 21st Century Ducks, said: “The generosity of Ducks fans is truly astonishing, and we’re over the moon to be able to raise so much for such a worthy local cause.

“The amount raised shows that even though the first team has played outside the town for 15 years, we’re a club that remains at the heart of the community.”

Richard Lloyd, leader of Aylesbury Town Council and one of the walkers, said: "The show of generosity from fans and the support for this walk makes me even more determined to deliver the new facilities that Aylesbury desperately needs, and we will continue working towards a Community Stadium for the town."

In addition to raising money for the CCHF (Cancer Care & Haematology Fund), which supports the work of the Cancer Care and Haematology Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the walk also aimed to draw attention Aylesbury’s struggles in finding a permanent home.

This comes as it has now been 15 years since AUFC had their own stadium, following their removal from Buckingham Road in 2006.

Since then, the club have ground shared with Chesham United (2006-2009), Leighton Town in Bedfordshire (2009-2015), Thame United in Oxfordshire (2015-2017), before relocating back to Chesham four years ago.

Aylesburys Buckingham Road Stadium in October 2008

Aylesbury's Buckingham Road Stadium in October 2008

The hashtag #BringTheDucksHome has been used to urge support in trying to get Aylesbury find a new stadium within the town.

Donations on behalf of the charity are still welcome, and can be made at