Weʼre raising £5,000 to help pay for the Kevin Beattie Statue plus to Prostate Cancer. Both parties to get 50% each of monies raised. https://www.sorefeet.live
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I am, with a friend of The Beat’s, embarking on a gruelling 300-mile walk to raise money for the Kevin Beattie statue appeal and Prostate Cancer UK.
We will be taking on the eye-watering challenge in December, walking from Carlisle - the birthplace of Blues legend Beattie - to Portman Road, in Ipswich.
Beattie, widely regarded as Town's best-ever player, died in September and a statue of the former defender is due to be unveiled just before Christmas, on what would have been his birthday - December 18.
Money raised from the walk will go directly to the appeal, in addition to an amount being given to Prostate Cancer UK.
The journey we're undertaking is approximately 311 miles, which is daunting as we need to do over a marathon a day - walking for ten days non-stop.
It'll be wet, windy and probably snowing then, especially up north in Carlisle.
And it’s not only the weather that's a worry.
There will also be a limited amount of light at that time of year, with dark mornings and early evenings.
Some of the roads we have to go on have no paths or even grass verges, so there will be risks involved, despite the scenic views.
We will be joined by some well-known faces for sections of their walk. Beattie’s first-ever room-mate, Kenny Sharpe, has vowed to join in, as has Town's former goalscoring midfielder Tommy Miller.
We have had specially-designed wristbands made and one of our main supporters is Sky TV's Gillette Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling.
Jeff has even invited us to join him on the last leg of his own charity walk, from West Ham to Charlton, Millwall and Arsenal before finishing at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
We have a website - www.sorefeet.live so please have a look and follow us along the route.
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Malcolm Thompson3 months ago
If you look at our website, www.sorefeet.live you will see on the Supporters page that two giants in their sport are supporting our walk. World Cup winner Osvaldo Ardiles and Sir Ian Botham (King of the walkers). It is great to know they are getting behind us
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Aug 2, 2019
Great cause Malcolm, I applaud you mate for taking on this massive challenge for this cause
Jun 27, 2019
Maggie (Beattie) and Judith (Kevs sister in law)
Jun 26, 2019
Good luck Malcolm and friends! Kev would have been very touched you are doing this for him and supporting the charity too. We will be thinking of you and am sure Kev will be willing you on! xx
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May 23, 2019
Best Wishes Malcolm and Team in aid of The Beat Goes on Charity walk and to everyone involved wishing you all every success on this adventure in Kevin's Memory
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