25th July 2023

5k for AD

Celebrity fundraiser event

Join us for a 5K walk around Ashton Gate Stadium and raise funds for AD!

Special guests include

“Whispering” Bob Harris aortic dissection patient

Bob Harris OBE

BBC Legendary Broadcaster & aortic dissection survivor.

Steve Perryman Spurs aortic dissection survivor

Steve Perryman MBE

Former Tottenham Hotspurs Football Legend & aortic dissection survivor.

Paul Hobbs

Prolific charity fundraiser & aneurysm survivor. Aortic dissection runs in his and his wife’s family.

Roger Milford

Former football referee who took charge of the 1991 FA Cup Final.

Are you looking for a way to make a difference and support those affected by aortic dissection?

Take part in a meaningful cause and support our walk for a healthier future! On 25th July 2023, we invite you to come and support the teams taking part in a 5K walk around Ashton Gate Stadium, raising awareness and funds for aortic dissection.

The event is free for spectators, with ample opportunities to cheer on the walkers, access the bar area, and meet special guests on the day. Please note that you will need to pre-book your ticket in advance to attend.

Event details

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol BS3 2EJ

25th July 2023

Doors open at 12.30pm

Ashton Gate Stadium is home to Bristol City Football Club and Bristol rugby club Bristol Bears, holding its first official match England v Wales in 1899.

The pitch measures 105m x 68m with walkers completing just under 15 laps of the pitch to reach 5K.

Entertainer and music by Micky John Bull.

Paul's Story

In Weston-super-Mare in 2021, a man named Paul Hobbs walked the marathon distance along the Grand Pier exactly two years after undergoing significant heart surgery.

Paul has participated in scores of charity fundraisers, including a sponsored challenge that raised money for the British Heart Foundation.

Through innumerable walks, auctions, and other activities over the past three decades, the 74-year-old has raised about £1 million for various organisations and charities.

The sum of money Paul has collected is impressive, but it is not what makes his efforts so extraordinary.

He was initially terrified to move when doctors discovered a large aneurysm. Paul considers himself fortunate to have come through it unscathed.

Paul’s family have been less fortunate, tragically losing a number of relatives to aortic dissection, a condition that runs in his and his wife’s family.

And so, Paul has dedicated his next fundraising challenge to supporting aortic dissection.

With your help, we can make a real difference in the lives of those affected.

Your participation will help fund research and provide much-needed resources for those impacted by this devastating condition.

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Can’t make it but want to support Paul?

Even if you can’t come along and support Paul and the day, you can still make a valuable contribution by donating. Every pound counts towards making a positive impact on the lives of those affected by this condition and helping Paul reach his target.