Runners to take part in six half-marathons in aid of Jordan Sinnott Foundation

Four friends are joining forces to run six half-marathons for the Jordan Sinnott Foundation.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 10:35 am
Jordan Sinnott. FC Halifax Town v Dagenham & Redbridge. FA Cup 1st Round replay. Shay Stadium. 15 November 2016. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Jordan, a former FC Halifax Town midfielder, died in hospital in January last year after suffering a fractured skull and brain damage in an assault.

Brothers Louis, William and Charlie Hutton, from Shipley, will be joined by their friend Jack Warburton in running the half-marathons, which include some of Jordan’s former clubs.

Today (Monday) they are running from Matlock Town FC to Chesterfield FC, then on Tuesday, from Chesterfield FC to Alfreton Town FC.On Wednesday, they will run from Manchester United FC to Bury FC, then on Thursday they are running from Manchester City FC to Altrincham FC.

They are running a half-marathon around Halifax on Friday, starting and finishing at The Shay, before doing the same in Huddersfield on Saturday.

Jordan’s mum and his fiancée will be at several of the runs supporting them, including in Halifax on Friday.
“Jack is a best friend of ours who Louis met when they both played football for Brentford FC,” explained Charlie.

“We were close friends with Jordan, initially from Shipley where Jordan went to the same primary school as us and was in Louis’ class when they were younger.

“We all played in academies for various different clubs as young players so we always had that in common, then in adult life we became really close and he was a big part of our larger group of friends from the Guiseley/Menston area where we had all gone to high school.

“Jack met Jordan through being friends with us and they also became close mates.

“When Jordan died, his family and friends started the amazing shirts appeal and subsequently The Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust has been set up in his memory with the aim to enable underprivileged children to access sport.

“Obviously over the past year or so, fundraising activity has been restricted by Covid but we wanted to try and do something to continue the momentum of the Trust and raise as much money as possible to honour our mate Sinbad’s legacy.

“So we decided a good challenge would be to run a half marathon every day for six days and each day finish at one of the six clubs Jordan played for in his adult life.

“Jordan’s fiancee Kelly, daughter Maisie and his mum Mel will be cheering us on at various grounds during the week and we hope this makes them proud as well as raising funds for the Foundation.”