The UK has endeared to one Captain Tom during the current pandemonium caused by COVID-19, and clearly his impact has inspired many to follow in his footsteps.
78-year-old Workington Town backroom staff member Jimmy Woolaghan has joined the fundraising front, as he is set to walk a circuit around the town five days a week.
Woolaghan, who has been involved with the club for over four decades in coaching capacities and various off-field roles, is hoping to rise funds from the club with his venture.
His daughter, Vicky Macdonald, wrote on his efforts: “I am so proud to be writing this, my 78-year-old Dad and Town legend Jimmy Woolaghan would like to support the fundraising for his beloved Workington Town.
“He is going to walk 5 in every 7 mornings, a daily distance of 3.5 miles. Dad has served at his beloved home of Derwent Park for 41 years, not just for the first-team, but he has assisted with the A Team and Academy set-ups and has also been fitness trainer, Buffer’s caddy, kitman, water carrier, masseuse and A. N Other (unnamed player).
“On one occasion, he even played for the away team to make up the numbers and got his nose broke in a tackle by his own teammate, Joe Sullivan. His love for the game is unquestionable.”