Two spells, 199 appearances and 34 goals later, Paul Mortimer has been revealed as the first Charlton Athletic legend to lead a walking group on Charlton Upbeats Day.
Known for his technically gifted goals, the Charlton midfielder is often remembered for his spectacular displays vs Bradford City in 1997 and away at Norwich City in his first spell in 1988.
When approached by CACT to be involved this year, Mortimer was quick to sign up.
“Charlton Athletic have history of delivering great projects in the community and The Upbeats is a perfect example”, he said.
“I am very pleased that I am able to support and look forward to walking with all the good people who will be supporting this wonderful project.”
Helping raise funds and awareness for the CACT Down’s syndrome project, Charlton Upbeats Day consists of a new and improved 9 mile walk from the CAFC training ground to The Valley, led by Charlton legends and assisted by accredited walking volunteers.
Taking place on April 16th, the day coincides with the Charlton Athletic home fixture against Derby County. The walking groups will set off at 9.00am from Sparrows Lane, before arriving at The Valley 9 miles and 3 and a half hours later. All participants will then have the opportunity to support The Upbeats in a curtain raiser fixture against Derby County’s Down’s syndrome team, before watching Charlton Athletic in their Championship fixture at 3.00pm.
Included for participating:
-9 mile walk from Sparrows Lane to The Valley
- Charlton legend to lead your walking group
- Charlton Upbeats walking T-shirt
- Arrival pastry and tea or coffee
- 50% off Charlton Athletic vs Derby County ticket*, with all proceeds from these discounted tickets being donated back to The Upbeats
*Walkers will receive a promo code when Charlton Athletic vs Derby County tickets are on sale