Norwich City fan Jack completes 22-mile trek to Carrow Road for Children in Need

Jack Greves with dad Ben and mum Emily during his 22 mile walk from Aylsham to Carrow Road.

Jack Greves with dad Ben and mum Emily during his 22 mile walk from Aylsham to Carrow Road. - Credit: Archant

When Jack Greves usually arrives at Carrow Road it is at the end of a car journey to watch the match-day action from the comfort of his seat.

Jack Greves at the end of his 22 mile walk from Alysham to Norwich City Football Club.

Jack Greves at the end of his 22 mile walk from Alysham to Norwich City Football Club. - Credit: Archant

But on Saturday the 10-year-old reached the stadium feeling footsore at the end of a 22-mile walk.

Ardent Norwich City fan Jack completed the nine-hour trek from Aylsham on behalf of Children in Need.

Jack was accompanied along the route of the Marriott's Way path by his granddads Martin and Malcolm and dad Ben.

Despite suffering a sore ankle, Jack was determined to complete the charity challenge, which has so far raised more than £500.


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He said: 'It went really well, we could not have chosen a better day and I am really happy with the money I have raised. It was difficult when my ankle started to hurt and I had a few niggles, but was pleased to have made it.'

Reepham Primary School pupil Jack first started supporting Children in Need as a five-year-old when he walked part of the way up a peak in the Lake District.

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He has fundraised every year since for the charity, collecting a total of more than £2,000. Not one to rest on his laurels, Jack is now hoping to tackle a 100km bike ride next year.

Mum Emily said: 'Jack was really struggling by the time we got to Drayton where we stopped for lunch and he had aches and pains and a strained ankle. But out of nowhere he got a second wind and flew through the city to Carrow Road.

'He had walked along the coast from Cromer to Cley for Children in Need, but this was the longest distance he had ever covered.

'Luckily Jack is really fit because he plays a lot of football for his team, Aylsham Amigos.

'He has a season ticket at Norwich City with his granddad Martin and wanted to walk to Carrow Road because of his love of football.

She added: 'Jack is really caring and sensitive and when he sees other children who have suffered he wants to help. I did worry it would be too much, but he did it and we are all really proud.

'His dad has joked he might want to walk to Carrow Road again for the next home match, but he doesn't seem interested.'

To sponsor Jack visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Emily-Greves3

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