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The Craig Gowans Guinness World Record Match 2015 - Player Sponsorship Pages

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Thank you for visiting our team fundraising page - this contains links to the individual fundraising pages for the players involved in Craig's World Record Match, with each player aiming to raise at least £1000 each for the cause. If you would like to donate to the overall cause as opposed to an individual player then please visit our overview page at 

We are raising money for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation on behalf of the Craig Gowans Memorial Fund. In our event for 2015 we are aiming to break the Guinness World Record for the longest 11-a-side football game! 

Craig Gowans was an immensely talented young footballer, growing artist and academic, whom touched many in his life with his huge capacity for giving. He died tragically in a training ground incident on the 8th of July 2005 aged 17, two weeks into his professional contract with Falkirk Football Club. Craig remains in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him, and his loss is still incredibly hard for us to bear.

The Craig Gowans Memorial Fund was established in 2007 with the aim of ensuring that Craig's memory is used as a driving force for good. July 2015 represents the tenth anniversary of Craig's passing, and to recognise this Craig's friends and family wanted to create a special event that would also take our fundraising to the next level. In July we aim to break the Guinness World Record for the longest 11-a-side football match. The current record (as of October 2014) stands at 72 hours.

This is comfortably our most ambitious challenge to date and as such have set ourselves the fundraising target of £37,000. 37 is a special number to us as this was Craig's squad number whilst at Falkirk FC. The Sick Kids Friends Foundation aims to use the funds we have raised to help fund enhancement projects to the plans for the new Sick Kids Hospital, being built at Little France (current site of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary). As part of that programme the Sick Kids Friends Foundation have decided to fund a Sensory room in the new hospital in Craig's name, which is what our funds would help raise money for. This will be a landmark, state-of-the-art facility that will help serve the children of Scotland for several generations to come - a lasting legacy in Craig's name.

Our two eighteen man squads will have been working and training hard by the time of kick-off on 4th July. We cannot wait to see what legacy will be created in Craig's name - please do donate if you feel that this is worthy cause.

Please do contact our committee on if you have any further queries. For more information regarding the event itself, please do visit our Facebook page at 

With massive thanks,

The Craig Gowans World Record Match Committee


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Raised: 243%

Team target: £37,000.00

Raised so far: £90,041.40

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2015 - The Craig Gowans Memorial Fund

The Craig Gowans Memorial Fund - Guinness World Record Football Match - Donation Page for the Overall Cause.

259 donations



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2015 - The Fettes Charity Run for the Craig Gowans Memorial Fund

Fettes Charity Run 2015!

158 donations



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Alex Cox

Alex Cox

42 donations



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Chris Johnston

7 donations



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Craig Goold

Craig's page

32 donations



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Dario Alonzi

Dario's page

56 donations



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Darren Gowans

Darren's page

27 donations



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Darren Lester

Darren's page

18 donations



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Darren mcdaid

Darren's page

26 donations



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David durie

David's Durie

86 donations



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David Madine

David's page

21 donations



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Dean Gowans

Dean's fundraising page for The Craig Gowans Guinness World Record Match

26 donations



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Eoghan Molloy

Eoghan's page

64 donations



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Gavin Black

Gavin's page

27 donations



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Gemma Maxwell

Gemma's page

73 donations



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George Thomson

George's page

5 donations



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Graeme Mckinley

Graeme's page

81 donations



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Greig Paris

Greig's page

35 donations



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James Duff

Jamie's page - breaking a world-record for The Sick Kids Friends Foundation

62 donations



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Jamie McLeish

Guniness World Record

77 donations



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Jamie Robertson

Jamie's page

48 donations



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Jamie Scott

Jamie Scott-The Guinness World Record Match for Sick Kids Foundation

47 donations



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Jason Galek

Jason's page

11 donations



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Joe Docherty

Joe's page

48 donations



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Joe Garner

Joe's Page

23 donations



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Jonny Wallace

Jonny's fundraising page for The Craig Gowans Guinness World Record Match

33 donations



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LEE's page

14 donations



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Lyndsay Gowans

Lyndsay's page - breaking a world record to help sick kids in Craigs name!

55 donations



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Mark Gair

Mark's page

73 donations



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Mark Scobie

Mark's page

58 donations



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Matthew Hannah

Matthew's fundraising page for The Craig Gowans Guinness World Record Match

45 donations



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Murray McIntosh

Murray's page

24 donations



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Neil Adair

Neil's page

21 donations



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Neil Harkins

Neil's page

70 donations



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Nick Browning

Nick's page

48 donations



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Nick Forrest

Nick's page

49 donations



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Nick Waterman

Nick's page

4 donations



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Rhuaridh White

Rhu's Fundraising for Craig Gowans Memorial Football Match

75 donations



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Ross Purvis

Ross's page

1 donation



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Steven Parker

Steven's page

32 donations



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Struan Allan

Struan's page

43 donations



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Stuart George

Stuart's page

44 donations



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Tom Brownlee

Tom Brownlee's page

60 donations



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Usman Khalid

Uzi's page

15 donations



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Vicky Weir

Vicky's page

6 donations



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