Why ex Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur star David Ginola and Ledley King are supporting a trek to Villa Park

The football legends set off from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Monday and expect to reach Villa Park by Saturday

Footy legends David Ginola and Ledley King have lent their support to a group trekking 100 miles between two Premier League grounds.

Volunteers have pledged to walk from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London to Villa Park.

They hope to raise up to £5,000 for Eye Can, which supports people living with visual impairments.

Six people set off on Monday (April 4), with more joining along the way before they reach their destination on Saturday (April 9).

The starting team is made up of Andy Kent, 39, Onkarr Sandhu, 36, Nathan Richards, 36, Ranjit Chopra, 37, Mina Rattu, 43, and Josh Sandhu, 41.

David Ginola is now favourite to win the 2021 series (Picture: ITV)

Ex-Villa and Spurs star David Ginola, who was there to wave off the participants, said: “Having known Josh and some of the volunteers from before, it fills me with pride knowing the difference they’re making.

“Now, supporters from two of my previous clubs are coming together to help support the cause, so I was really excited to meet them before they set off and wished them well.”

The charity was only registered last year but has since recruited 19 volunteers and supports 52 people with sight problems.

David Ginola of Villa speeks to team mates Dion Dublin during the match between Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers in the FA Barclaycard Premiership at Villa Park in 2001

Josh said: “We started a community support group during lockdown and quickly realised there was a much higher need for help than we were anticipating.

“We registered as a charity in August [2021] with the goal of raising awareness for sight loss and building confidence and independence.

“We thought, ‘right, we’ve got a link with Tottenham and West Midlands Football – let’s do a hike from pitch to pitch’.”

Funds are being raised for Eye Can Charity through the page here: GoFundMe

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