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raised of £50,000 target by 1998 supporters

    Weʼve raised £40,814 to support NHS and Mental Health Charities through our WATCH charity fundraiser.

    Funded on Tuesday, 16th January 2024

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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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    • @ianthebbqking


      Jan 2, 2024

      Top work Mark. Keep it up.


    • Rhys Jones

      Rhys Jones

      Oct 25, 2023

      All the best lads!


    • Scott Beeby

      Scott Beeby

      Oct 23, 2023

      All the best lads!💪🏼


    • Deb Chapman

      Deb Chapman

      Jun 23, 2023

      Keep up the good work 👏


    • Anonymous


      Jun 2, 2023


    • Niamh Kennedy

      Niamh Kennedy

      Jun 2, 2023

      Well done Jayden and team! Great work for a fantastic cause.


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      May 28, 2023

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