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raised of £50,000 target by 1977 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to support NHS and Mental Health Charities through our WATCH charity fundraiser.

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Hello and welcome to our Just Giving page - Myself and the team are raising funds for the NHS and Mental Health charities through our fundraising project Walking And Talking Charity Hikes (WATCH). The WATCH group will be fundraising over the next 12 months culminating with the group climbing Kilimanjaro in 2023 - Covid has scuppered our plans for 2021 & 2022.

Follow the team on Twitter @walkingsbrill, Instagram @walkingsbrilliant and

Having recently retired from the sporting world I found the day to day structure removed from my daily routine and this change was impacting on my mental well-being. I quickly realised that I needed to bring some structure and focus back in to my life and started walking in the countryside near to my home town Barnsley.

I shared my new found release with some light hearted videos via "big Norms walks" on my Twitter @bignorms and with the strap line #walkingsbrilliant, #mintonious, #mintabulous.... the messages I received back proved I wasn't alone and the walking videos were helping so many people.

After an informal chat with Jon Parkin and Darrell Yardley about my ‘Big Norm’s Walks’ and Dean Windass’s ‘Bed Made, Pillows on Top’ Twitter posts the conversation turned to what we could do to raise awareness and some much needed funds

“So, why don’t we pull a team together, combine both and have a proper goal? let’s climb that big hill in Africa and have a chat on the way up!” – The challenge had been born.

The idea was then sounded out with Deano and it flourished into a full-blown challenge. Chris Kirkland, Steve Howey, Nigel Jemson, Chris Brown and Liverpool Foundation have all committed to the fundraising challenge from the football world.

The team will also be made up of people from various walks of life including Gary Marshall, Allan Howcroft, Craig Morley, Lea Roberts and Chris Brown from 'Undr the Cosh' podcast. Jake Dunnicliff, Adi Moses and Mark Barnard have recently joined and a few more who are yet to confirm.

As you can see from the videos above we have some great support thanks to Steve Howey and Chris Kirkland so if you could spare a few pounds to our fundraising it would be greatly appreciated.

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Page last updated on: 1/31/2023 09.51



  • Anonymous


    Jan 31, 2023

  • Kevin Naylor

    Kevin Naylor

    Jan 18, 2023

    Keep up the good work Big Norm. A true inspiration. Ps thanks for the signed picture


  • Cherry


    Jan 11, 2023

    Keep doing what you’re doing


  • Craig Jones

    Craig Jones

    Jan 11, 2023

    Love u guys, keep up the good work. Mr Crossley you are inspirational


  • Paul (macca) McIntosh and Maisee the goalkeeping Cockapoo :)

    Paul (macca) McIntosh and Maisee the goalkeeping Cockapoo :)

    Sep 9, 2022

    Thanks for coming up to Whitburn CC last friday Mark and giving us a were so funny and enjoyed it so much..great to meet you too and best wishes for the charity..


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    Helen Mercer

    Sep 3, 2022


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    Ross Thompson-Butler

    Aug 6, 2022


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