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2012 is going to be an inspiring year for Britain and for Sport. I also wanted it to be an inspiring year for me! 

I love football, and I am a fan Portsmouth Football Club (Pompey). I’ve supported my team since I was a child. Being born and raised so close to the ground its fortunes have been a big part of my life, even continuing whilst living away from the City for many years now. Football is a passion and I proudly work for the Pompey Supporters Trust in trying to secure Fans a say in how the club is run and we are currently working to buy the club.

Late in 2011 I was thinking about which resolutions I could make to really make 2012 a year that would personally improve my life. It was when I thought about how to get fit that my mind turned to perhaps doing something momentous and amazing.

So… in August, I am going to quit my job, put on my walking boots and travel the length and breadth of the country between each and every football league ground. There are 92 in all – it will take me over 7 months and is a challenge that has never been attempted before.

I decided that I would take this opportunity in my life to do something I could be very proud of. My ambition was to: 

  • Catch people’s imaginations
  • Raise some significant money for my chosen good causes and others
  • Promote Fan unity as I go

So, in a nutshell, what is “Walk the 92”?

“Walk the 92” is walking to all the league grounds in all 4 professional divisions in the space of 8 months.  I will attempt to see a match at every league ground I have not seen a match at before.  This may prove impossible, but its one of the aims of the Walk.

 What will “Walk the 92” achieve?

Aside from setting me a very daunting challenge and, hopefully, achieve a great personal vision, I aim to do a lot of good things for a lot of people. I hope that once the project is well known there will be some press momentum. I hope to be offered help from many groups that are involved in football and fan projects. Supporters Direct and Football Supporters Federation are two fan organisations I will approach that I am sure will offer their help and support.

This is also an open idea and people are welcome to join me to walk stages or legs with me and help fundraise as I go. One aim is to have a fan or group of fans look after me when I reach every club and arrange my time at that club. Once the idea has been launched fully, I am very hopeful it will attract ideas and enthusiasm.

Updates 1

JUst 9 days to go before I head off on the first Leg of the Walk. Preparations are coming together, slowly, but they are coming together. If you want to join me from Fratton Park on Sunday August 19th then meet there at 9am.

10/08/12 11:53

Raising money for

PROSTATE CANCER UK

PROSTATE CANCER UK

Charity Registration No. 1005541 and in Scotland (SC039332)

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We find answers by funding ground-breaking research, we lead change by raising the profile of the disease and improving care. And we support men by providing vital information and services.

Donations 261

Well done Scott - sorry for the super late sponsorship, but better late than never! Hopefully see you soon.

Donation by GORDON GIBBS on 27/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Better late than never eh! Very impressed with your achievement, hope you're resting your feet now x

Donation by Claire Phipps on 27/06/13

£60.00

+ £15.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Scott! This donation is on behalf of the truebluearmy.com and pompey-fans.com web sites. Yours was our charity of the season for 2012-13.

Donation by Colin Farmery on 03/05/13

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

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Scott This donation is from me to enable you to benefit from gift aid but is behalf of all of us at Cardiff City Supporters Trust. Keith

Donation by Keith Morgan on 28/04/13

£110.00

+ £27.50 Gift Aid

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ST dosh for the Sheffield United game.

Donation by Kim, Barnet and Johnny H on 22/04/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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I will try and add more when I can Scott. Top Man!

Donation by Richard Sexton on 22/04/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Well done we are in awe of your commitment to this cause!

Donation by The Lozzes on 19/04/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Auction of Sheffield United signed Shirt raised £60

Donation by Guzzrate on 15/04/13

£60.00

+ £15.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Jim Newman on 14/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Very well done

Donation by Andy Dunn on 11/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Scott! Great achievement.

Donation by James Earwicker on 11/04/13

£25.00

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Fantastic achievement Scott, very well done.

Donation by Pat & Phil on 10/04/13

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Well done Scott. Thanks from a sufferer

Donation by John Lamb on 09/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Hi Scott, a pleasure to meet you with Blake on Easter weekend in the City...congratulations on the walk, most impressive. All the best Spence

Donation by Spencer Broughton on 09/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congratulations mate. Good to see you in the Crook on Sunday.

Donation by Shane on 09/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 09/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by sandeep sahi on 08/04/13

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Congratulations! Apologies that we never managed to walk together, I hope this donation helps make up for that. I hope to meet you at a PST meet soon!

Donation by Mark Thompson on 08/04/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Today seems like a good day to sponsor you! Well done - an amazing and incredible effort. You really deserve to reach your fundraising target.

Donation by Duncan Hart on 07/04/13

£92.00

+ £23.00 Gift Aid

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Well done - Play Up Pompey

Donation by adam crook on 07/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good effort team

Donation by James Green on 06/04/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Scott! I'm proud of you.

Donation by Jan Gomes on 06/04/13

£20.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/04/13

£11.11

+ £2.78 Gift Aid

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Well done Scott - great effort.

Donation by Steven Phillips on 06/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£7,076.07
  • Offline donations£500.00
  • Text donations£70.00
  • Total raised£7,646.07
  • Gift Aid£1,478.83

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