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raised of £3,000 target by 121 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,100 to help pay for the Kevin Beattie Foundation.

    Funded on Saturday, 28th November 2020

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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 Foundation.
    We will be taking on the eye-watering challenge once the Covid 19 Lockdown is over, 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 19 and a statue of the former defender is due to be unveiled once the new Season starts.
    The journey we're undertaking is approximately 311 miles, which is daunting as we need to do over a marathon a day - walking for days non-stop.
    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 - so please have a look and follow us along the route.



    • Malcolm Thompson2 years ago
      Malcolm Thompson

      Malcolm Thompson

      2 years ago

      If you look at our website, 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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    • Anonymous


      Oct 30, 2020

      100%+ GET IN THERE! WELL DONE MATE! Get the bubbly out!!! Here's to "The Kevin Beattie Foundation" and your hard work, #TheBeatGoesOn!

    • Anonymous


      Oct 30, 2020


    • Krissy Day

      Krissy Day

      Oct 30, 2020

      You’ve done it!! Crack open the champers! Once again, this donation is in memory of Richard Day, he’d be proud of this cause.


    • Mike Dove

      Mike Dove

      Oct 30, 2020

      What you are doing Malcolm is absolutely unbelievable! The big man would be so proud. We as Ipswich fans are also incredibly proud too mate. Nice one! Mike Dove


    • Blocker


      Oct 30, 2020

      Well done boys!


    • Anonymous


      Oct 30, 2020

      From 'Mr Glasses' (That's NOT Mr Holly or Mr Morecambe) - WELL DONE MALCOLM!!!

    • Tony


      Oct 30, 2020

      Well done Malcolm, from Town's biggest fan


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