HUDDERSFIELD Town manager Peter Jackson is on the march for a children's charity.

And as patron of West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust, he is urging others to take part in this year's Examiner Charity Challenge to raise more cash for the worthy cause.

He is hoping several Town players will join walkers on the day.

He said: "I am incredibly proud to be the patron of this charity.

"The Charity Challenge is a fantastic way to raise money and take healthy exercise at the same time."

Jackson is urging young Town supporters and Scout, Guide and Brownie groups to take part in this year's event on Sunday, May 22, at the Meltham Sports and Community Centre.

The challenge involves people choosing a route to walk, cycle or ride a horse and raise cash for one of 11 designated charities or a charity of their own choice.

It is jointly organised by local Lions clubs and the Examiner.

Senior fundraiser Mandy Barwick said: "We need your help.

"Each day we are taking a step closer to fulfilling our dream of building a much-needed local children's hospice, to make sure we can help to make the most of sometimes short, but always precious lives.

"You could join us in our quest by stepping out at the event."

Last year, the trust received more than £500 in sponsorship.

But this year it is hoping to boost the total to £5,000.

The trust needs £4m to build a seven-bedroom children's hospice at Ainley Top and run it for the first year.

Application forms for the challenge can be obtained from Anne Dransfield at the Examiner on 01484 430000 or the Forget Me Not Trust offices on 01422 387382.

The forms need to be completed by Monday, May 9.