Crystal Palace fans will love what co-owner John Textor has done to help supporters' group

By Mark Wyatt

Crystal Palace co-owner John Textor has donated $10,000 (£7,346) to a group of Eagles supporters raising money for the Palace for Life Foundation.

More than 100 fans of the club will today be taking part in the fifth Marathon March, which involves a 26.2-mile walk around south London that starts and ends at Selhurst Park Stadium.

The event is being held to raise money for the Palace for Life Foundation - Crystal Palace's official charity that supports the south London community through the power of football.

The fundraiser has already surpassed its £1000 target on Saturday morning before deciding to raise their goal to £3000. Textor's donation then smashed that target, which has now seen the total amount raised skyrocket to just over £10,000.

Textor became a co-owner of Crystal Palace this year, joining Steve Parish, Josh Harris and David Blitzer as one of the major shareholders in the Premier League side.

Alongside his donation, Textor wrote: "Terrific work gents! Of course I will also give directly to the foundation, but I love and appreciate your effort and just wanted to say thank you!"

The Marathon Marchers have been receiving messages of support in the build up to the walk, including from manager Patrick Vieira and former Eagles player turned coach Shaun Derry.

On the other side of the world, Palace for Life Foundation patron Eddie Izzard is also completing the walk in Toronto, Canada.

If you'd like to donate to the group as they complete their challenge, click the link here to be redirected to their JustGiving page.

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