A die-hard Swindon Town fan is set to tackle two 26-mile walking marathons to raise money for prostate cancer and Alzheimer's causes and he’s won support from the club he’s supported all his life.

Nick Smith received a special printed shirt to wear during one, if not both, of the charity efforts he has coming up - Jeff Stelling’s March 4 Men taking place September 4 on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK and the Trek 26 Stonehenge on September 11 in association with the Alzheimer's Society.

“My first game that I remember going to was the 1979 League Cup semi-final against Wolves,” said the 51 year-old from Cricklade.

“I asked the club if I could get a shirt printed with that on in the past and they said no, but this year they agreed. It was nice of them to do so and to have the photo taken on the pitch at the County Ground with Rockin’ Robin.

“I will be wearing that shirt when I do the walk for March 4 Men.”

Nick has done the March 4 Men every year he can since 2015 after looking for a reason to get more active. He says the stories he’s heard about prostate Cancer from other people taking part and the fact he could get it in his lifetime are the reasons why he keeps doing it.

So far he has raised around £3,000 in sponsorship.

Nick will also be walking from Salisbury to Stonehenge to raise money to combat Alzheimer's, a cause closer to home for him, because his mother suffers with the disease.

“It’s been really difficult, it’s just such a awful disease, you get to the stage where they don’t know why they are the way they are. I spent six months caring for my mum, during lockdown and found it difficult reaching out asking for help.

“It’s actually an accident how both events ended up taking place in the same week, but it does make it more of a challenge.

He hopes to continue walking after his two marathons because it finds it relaxing and discovers locations he’d never have been to otherwise.

He’s hoping for a week of slightly overcast weather because that is the perfect walking conditions.

A spokesperson from Swindon Town said: “It’s a great cause, a worthwhile cause so we were happy to show our support,

"Nick’s a Swindon fan so the club was more than willing to present him with the printed March 4 Men shirt as he embarks on this incredible challenge this weekend. We wish him the best of luck.”