A YOUNG football fan from Chester is set to walk from his home to the home of Liverpool Football Club as he raises money for Adoption UK.

Elliot Yeoman-Armer, 10, will look to complete the 19-mile route on April 14, setting of at 6am and arriving before the Anfield club are set to kick off against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Speaking about the fundraiser, Elliot said: “This year is 10 year's since I was adopted. I want to raise money for the children who are desperately looking for their own forever homes. I was really lucky to find a family to call my own.

“It makes me sad to think that lots of children all over the country aren't able to be with their birth parents especially when it's not their fault. I want to raise money to help Adoption UK with their work so that many more children can grow up to be happy and loved like me.”

Elliot has been training for the big day since October with regular practice runs, accompanied by his sister and his adoptive dad, Matt.

Matt said: “Elliot and his sister were adopted 10 years ago, and he is keen to give something back to the services that helped him to find his forever home.

“As a big LFC Fan he wanted to do something that would help raise money for Adoption UK but also involve his favourite hobby, football!”

Adoption UK are the largest community of adoptive families in the UK, and support those parenting children who cannot live with their birth parents.

Elliot is currently more than two thirds of the way towards his £750 target.

For more information about Elliot’s walk and how you can help, visit Elliot’s Just Giving page.