I’m walking solo & non-stop from the old home of West Ham United, The Boleyn, to their new home at the London Stadium ..... and to spread the word & show that when it comes to kids with cancer that football has no colours I’m going via every other premier & football league ground in London plus Wembley Stadium & a few non-league grounds for luck.
Starting from the Bobby Moore statue near the old Boleyn Ground on Saturday 12th May and walking via Charlton - Millwall - Dulwich Hamlet - Crystal Palace - Tooting & Mitcham - AFC Wimbledon - Brentford - Fulham - Chelsea - QPR - Wembley Stadium - Barnet - Wingate & Finchley - Tottenham - Arsenal - Leyton Orient and finishing 77 miles later at The London Stadium hopefully in time for kick off of West Ham v Everton on Sunday 13th May.
The reason for the walk is to raise the funds required to help the niece of good friend and fellow West Ham supporter, 3 year old Isla Caton who has been diagnosed with a rare child cancer called Neuroblastoma and is currently undergoing an intense 15 months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment at Great Ormond Street after the aggressive cancer spread to her bones and bone marrow.
Once her body is clear of the cancer her best hope of preventing the cancer from returning is to recieve a vaccine & anti-body treatment which are only available in America and not here on the NHS hence her friends are working towards raising the funds necessary by undertaking various events of which this walk is one.
For further information, the full walk itinerary and updates as to how the walk is progressing over the weekend of 12th/13th May please join the Facebook group LONDON FOOTBALL WALK FOR ISLA
The Bradley Lowery foundation has been set up to help families who need to fund raise for treatment or equipment not available on the NHS. We will support families through their fundraising campaign in order to help achieve their targets. We offer not only support, but grants where eligible.