03/05/2014 18:56, Report by Mark Froggatt

Reds fan's charity challenge

Old Trafford season ticket holder Roy Bailey is taking on 12 charity events in as many months as way of paying tribute to his late mother Sandra, who sadly passed away in June.  

The 27-year-old Sir Alex Ferguson Stand regular is also raising money for The Christie cancer charity and hopes Reds supporters at the Theatre of Dreams can get behind his bid to raise £1200 (£100 per challenge), a target that he is just £500 away from reaching. 

Roy has so far completed the Manchester marathon, the Wilmslow half-marathon and one event that took his breath away – abseiling from the roof of Old Trafford. As he explained to United Review, there is plenty more to come from his epic challenge.

“I didn’t want to do anything that was easy so I am doing 12 hard events that are spread over the year,” Roy said. “The marathon was the hardest, I felt the pain after 18 miles, but standing on top of the North Stand was incredible. As a United fan, it was a weird feeling and the view was amazing.

“My mum started taking me to matches over 20 years ago so I am used to being inside of the stadium, but standing on top was surreal. I’m scared of heights as well so that was hard! But overcoming these obstacles will all be worth it if I  hit my fundraising target.”

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