A GROUP of Widnes Vikings fans will climb Mount Snowdon in aid of the club tomorrow and need your support.

Widnes Independent Supporters Society Ltd are climbing Snowdon along with first team and academy members of Widnes Vikings and Swinton Lions, sponsored by Parklands Widnes.

Vikings' chief executive Phil Finney and club mascot Kemik will be taking part in the challenge along with Swinton Lions CEO Stephen Parker and Spelly the Lions mascot.

A justgiving page has been set up to raise sponsorship for the climb.

A message on the donation page reads: "As many of you are already aware, Widnes Vikings were placed into administration in February 2019.

"However, with the valiant efforts from local businesses and fans, enough money was raised to pull the mighty Vikings from administration, to ensure that they could continue to play.

"With ongoing support from these local businesses and from the fans, WISSL have been running events throughout the year, with all proceeds going to Widnes Vikings, to continue helping to sustain the club, and on 31 August, we will take on our toughest test to date by walking up Snowdon."

Widnes Independent Supporters Society Ltd head of events, Anne-Marie added: "this is going to be absolutely fantastic for us to get together with the fans and do something that will allow us to feel a sense of accomplishment, not only for ourselves but also for the club.

"We wanted to arrange an event that everyone could be involved in, from kids to the even bigger kids.

"There is a train which runs up Snowdon for people who are less able, but still want to be a part of it, and they can do just that”.

A spokesperson for Widnes Independent Supporters Society Ltd added: "We have first team, academy and LDR teams families joining us.

"This event is a fun challenge and we are using it as a way of raising some funds to help support Widnes Vikings & the academy.

"We have had a very tough few months, the youth that have come through our academy have been the shining lights of our season."

To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/widnesindependantsupporterssocietyltd-wissl