Julia Regis to walk Great Wall of China in memory of husband Cyrille

By Liam Keen | West Bromwich | News | Published:

The widow of West Bromwich Albion legend Cyrille Regis is tackling the Great Wall of China in his honour.

Julia Regis with her late husband Cyrille

Julia Regis is taking on the huge challenge 40 years after the man himself walked part of the wall as a member of the Baggies team from 1978.

Twenty-one volunteers will walk 50 miles of the wall over five days in October and the money raised from the walk will go towards The Albion Foundation and the Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust. Julia said: “I’m really looking forward to an adventure.

“I’m a little bit apprehensive, I’ve never done anything like this, it’s a huge challenge.

“I’m excited to raise money for the foundation and the charity we’re setting up to continue Cyrille’s legacy and also connect with something he had done 40 years ago.”

Cyrille had planned to take on the event himself in aid of the foundation before his passing in January. Julia added: “I remember him talking about it and we were saying what an exciting opportunity it is.

“Doing this will help me connect to him and enjoy and experience something that he had planned to do.

“The support from the Albion fanbase has been absolutely fantastic – they’ve shown a lot of love and support.”

Money raised will be divided between the Foundation and the Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust and People can donate to Julia’s Just Giving page here to help her raise cash from her adventure.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.


Top Stories


More from the Express & Star


UK & International News