Weʼve raised £1,052 to Raise funds for the NHS and the SNS during this current crisis. Walking 1,704 kilometres (The equivalent distance to Estádio Jamor)
- Funded on Tuesday, 25th August 2020
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My name is Aaron Barton and I have decided to raise funds for both the UK's NHS and the Portuguese NHS (Serviço Nacional de Saúde) to support them during these testing times. The reason I have chosen these two health services in particular is because as a British citizen, I, as well as millions of others rely on them when needed. The Portuguese Serviço Nacional de Saúde is the other that I will be donating to. As a writer concerning matters related to Portuguese football, roughly 40% of Próxima Jornada's following and online readership come from Portuguese citizens or those with Portuguese heritage (that's about 4 and a half thousand people.), I felt that if those followers and readers knew that 50% of their donation was going towards their local health service, it would mean more to them.
Later this year, I was supposed to travel to Portugal to live and work for a few months, working on projects related to my work as a Portuguese football writer. I would have been able to visit clubs and their stadiums but as a result of Corona Virus, I am now unable to do so. One of the stadiums I wanted to visit, perhaps the most, is the Estádio Nacional, Portugal's national stadium. Estádio Nacional is located in the Oeiras municipality west of the city of Lisbon. It lies about 12 kilometres west of Lisbon’s historic centre, 5.5 kilometres from the Belém area, right at the bottom of Portugal.
The distance between my home in Liverpool, England and the Estádio Nacional is 1,704 kilometres apart (flying route). My aim is to travel the equivalent distance to the stadium, clocking up 1,704 kilometres via running, cycling and walking, before the end of 2020. At the time of writing this there are 248 days of 2020 left. It will be tough and will require persistence however I am determined to do it!
Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
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Jul 5, 2020
Smashing it Aaron. Great content and a wonderful guy.
Jun 19, 2020
Jun 8, 2020
A creative, yet effective cause!Hopefully you can revisit your travel plans to Portugal in the near future. Best of luck with the 1,704 km - stay safe.
Jun 8, 2020
Well done. Great cause!
Danny Pinto, The Seleção Podcast
Jun 7, 2020
Good Luck and Great Work, Aaron...Força!
Jun 2, 2020
Amazing effort for a great cause, well in Aaron!
Owen from Kop On
May 30, 2020
Great stuff, and best of luck to you from all of us at Kop On
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