Khun Vichai memorial walk taking place through campus on Saturday 19 October


This Saturday, to mark one year since the death of former Leicester City chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a walk in his memory will be held through Leicester.

Fans have organised the walk from the Magazine Gateway to the King Power Stadium in tribute to Khun Vichai, who died along with four other people in a helicopter crash on 27 October last year.


Using a similar path to last year’s event, the route will begin this year on campus, with supporters gathering in Hawthorn Square from 12.30pm on Saturday.

Around 5,000 people are estimated to take part. To allow the procession to pass safely, all roads on the route will be closed to traffic.

In addition, Upperton Road will be closed to through traffic between Narborough Road and Walnut Street. Parking on the Newarke will also be unavailable for the duration of the procession.

The closures will take effect between 1-2pm, or until the procession has passed.

All other main roads will be open, but traffic levels are expected to be busier than usual, particularly around St Nicholas Circle.

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Posted on Wednesday 16th October 2019

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