Shaw hopes to kickstart Worksop Town fundraising to purchase Sandy Lane lease, with Saturday’s Three Peaks Challenge

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Worksop Town boss Mark Shaw hopes to score a hat-trick this weekend, as he raises cash that will go towards buying the Sandy Lane lease.

The first team manager is doing a Three Peaks Challenge, and climbing three mountains in three countries – in one day.

Shaw will tackle Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on Saturday in what he’s calling a ‘massive challenge.’

His hope is to kickstart the fundraising that will one day see Worksop Town own their own home.

He said: “All the projects we’re trying to put together all need a base, Worksop needs to have its home back.”

“I’m not going to raise the desired amount, but it’s a start.”

“If I can go and climb three mountains in a day, then I believe as a town, as supporters, we can raise a lot of money towards repurchasing the lease.

“Owning our home would take a little bit of the edge off worrying, it creates a special feeling for supporters and helps us to move forward.”

Shaw has been overwhelmed by the generosity of people outside the town and hopes Worksop people will follow suit.

“I’ve taken my sponsorship forms to work in areas outside Worksop and people who will probably never see Tigers have been extremely generous.”

“Any donation is a great donation.”

He’ll be assisted on the day by Tigers fan and Team500 member Roger Fields, who is giving up his time to drive the manager to the three mountains.

And club official Anne Keep is taking care of sponsorship money.

Anyone interested in donating can get in touch with her via anne.keep@yahoo.co.uk or call 07795512902.