GIANTS chairman Ken Davy is dusting off his ancient walking boots and putting his best foot forward for charity.

Along with employees of team sponsors Caboodle, he will be walking the eight miles from the Galpharm Stadium to the Shay in Halifax for the Giants’ next match against Castleford on Sunday, June 5.

The walk marks the first of the three Giants ‘home’ games which will be played at the Shay while the Galpharm pitch is completely replaced.

All money raised will go to the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, which is Huddersfield Giants’ charity of the year.

Ken said: “Eight miles might not seem much to you. However, I can’t recall walking eight miles all at once for well over 55 years so for me it is something of a real challenge.

“This is my first-ever charity event of this nature and I obviously hope it will receive generous support.”

Caboodle and parent company Supplies Team are the main supporters of the charity trek.

Many of their employees from across all departments will be making the eight-mile journey on foot.

Managing director Steve Howarth said: “At Supplies Team we have various commitments in place regarding support for local charities like the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.

“Caboodle employees have been enthusiastic in ensuring we support the Huddersfield Giants with their upcoming big move.

“I wish all the people taking part in the eight-mile walk the best of luck.”

The Laura Crane Youth Trust is the only UK charity which funds ongoing research specifically into teenagers and young adults.

The charity was set up following the death of brave Huddersfield teenager Laura Crane, who died from a rare form of cancer 15 years ago.