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Runner Scott Cunliffe on Sports Personality of the Year

A BURNLEY fan who is running to every Premier League stadium this season appeared on TV’s Sports Personality of the Year awards on Sunday night.

Clare Balding introduced Scott Cunliffe on the show recognising sporting heroes for the efforts.

She said: “Scott Cunliffe is running to all of Burnley’s away games this season which is more than 3,000 miles.

“They are raising money for charity and it is a terrific effort.”

Speaking to the Telegraph, the 44-year-old said his love of running helped him overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which developed after a stint in south east Asia as a charity worker.

On his JustGiving page, he says: “All the money I raise will go to Burnley FC in the Community, the official charity of Burnley FC. They will then distribute 50% of the funds raised by The RunAway Challenge to local charities in Burnley. The other 50% will be divided between the community trusts at each of the Premier League clubs I’ll be running to.
This way, I hope the challenge will leave its mark on communities across the country – not just here in Burnley.”

 

To donate to Scott’s page click here: JustGiving

 

Original story: Lancashire Telegraph