Over the last number of weeks we have seen many of our local clubs, players and even fans carrying out sporting challenges in order to raise money for the NHS and other charities and this week saw two more initiatives that caught our eye.
Stroud League Champions Dursley Town began their fundraiser today (Friday 17th April) and it is more than just a normal marathon of a task!
First Team manager Karl Nash has challenged the club to run, walk or cycle a total of 500 miles per week. This equates to just short of 3 marathons a day!!
All proceeds will be going to the charity, GL11 Community Hub UK, a local community project in Gloucestershire who provide support for people within the local community, including those who have experienced discrimination, are lonely or socially isolated, lack family support, are dealing with anxiety or trauma or have short or long-term learning difficulties.
To donate to the cause visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dursley-town-football-club
Also, Hellenic League Division One West rivals Bourton Rovers and Moreton Rangers have joined forces to raise money for the NHS, by undertake an accumulative challenge between the two clubs.
Both sides’ coaches and players will undertake two weeks of running/walking and will be logging their distances and the top 10 distances covered by those taking part will be combined after the two weeks to see which club has covered the most miles and thus, takes bragging rights!
All money raised in this challenge will go the NHS Charities Trust. To donate to this competitive yet wonderful challenge visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brfc-mrfcrunningfornhs