Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and support Prostate Cancer UK. Please read my story below to find out what I’m doing and why I’m raising money for a fantastic cause. Any donations would be hugely appreciated and you’ll be making a huge difference in helping to stop prostate cancer being a killer.
So here’s my story: This season I’m setting out to break the Guinness World Record to watch every football team in the four leagues + Berwick Rangers play a HOME league game in the shortest amount of time. I actually broke the record 25 years ago, but the current record – which is 237 days – was set three years later by Ken Ferris in 1994/95 season.
I’ve already set the record before so this time I wanted to add a little twist. A pub session, a conversation with mates and a few pints later I’d agreed to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK along the way. The leading men’s health charity seemed a befitting cause to support given it’s links with the EFL and football community in general, so on that fateful night it was decided I’d complete various challenges along the way and raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
So far I’ve learned a lot about the disease – the stats are quite
staggering – 1 in 8 men in the UK will get prostate cancer and even more startlingly, 1 in 4 black men. I’ve met some inspirational people who’ve been affected by this awful disease. At Leyton Orient, for example, I was introduced to Errol McKellar, a survivor of prostate cancer, and an incredible guy who has done a lot for the charity.
I started at Oldham on 13 August 2016 - but reset my start date to Bristol Rovers on 14 August (when i redid Oldham on 24 January 2017)
So the order was Bristol Rovers, Chelsea, Colchester, Fleetwood, Man United, Cambridge, Ipswich, Burton, Grimsby, Man City, Portsmouth, Gillingham, Reading, Plymouth, iSwansea, Sunderland, Norwich, Rotherham, Orient, Palace, Scunthorpe, Preston, Mansfield, Notts County, West Ham, Burnley, Wycombe, Coventry, Everton, Carlisle, Leicester, Stevenage, Oxford, Forest, Yeovil, Southampton, Liverpool, Shrewsbury, Cardiff, Crawley, Bury, Newport, QPR, Accrington, Blackburn, Birmingham City, Stoke, Brentford, Berwick, Hull, Luton, Peterborough, Brighton, Charlton, Leeds, West Brom, MK Dons, Barnsley, Barnet, Watford, Huddersfield, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesborough, Southend, Derby, Bolton, Fulham, Wigan, Walsall, Bournemouth, Millwall, Hartlepool, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Cheltenham, Crewe, Arsenal, Morecambe, Spurs, Doncaster, Bradford, Chesterfield, Port Vale, Blackpool, Oldham, Northampton Exeter, Bristol City, Swindon, Wimbledon, Wolves and finally Rochdale on 18 February 2017
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