December 7 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Thousands of pounds will be raised for charity by a group of Norwich City supporters and their friends in the next four days.
The fund-raisers will be taking on a hectic schedule of visiting all 92 Football League grounds, in just 92 hours.
The trip was the brainchild of Canaries fan Andrew Walker, who wanted to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care in memory of his mum, Susanne, who passed away after a long battle with Leukaemia in January 2012.
The trip will take the team to all four corners of England and Wales, from Swansea in South Wales and Brighton on the south coast to Newcastle in the north –with former Canaries midfielder Paul McVeigh joining them in their adventure.
They start this evening after watching Norwich City take on Arsenal in a Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium in north London.
They set off on the tour at 6pm and plan to be back in London to finish their gruelling challenge at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium by 2pm on Wednesday.
Of course the home of Norwich City, Carrow Road, will also be included in that itinerary as the team raise money for Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support and Help For Heroes.
Today, they take in 10 stadiums in London and Essex with the aim of arriving at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road stadium at around 1.20am on Sunday, a total of 219 miles.
From there the group will stay overnight in Norfolk to set off again at 7.15am and make Carrow Road their first stop of a day which will see them visit 20 stadiums and travel over 500 miles, finishing the day at Hartlepool United in the north-east shortly before midnight.
Also taking on the challenge are Carrow Road season ticket holder Andy Blanchflower, and Paul Chamberlain, a staff sergeant in the Royal Corps of Signals who is recently home from a tour of Afghanistan. Alongside them are John Norton, from Trowse, Paul Clark, who teaches business studies at Langley School in Loddon, Mike Sherburn and Nick Dyson.
- Donate to their cause by texting “WED092 £5” to 70070 from your mobile phone. For full details, and other sponsorship options, go to www.the92in92.co.uk