Fans set to visit 92 grounds in 92 hours

The 92 Challenge team

The 92 Challenge team

First published in News

Four football fans are planning to visit all 92 league grounds in 92 hours to raise money for charity.

Rich Burrough, Chris Jackson, Luke Martin and Dan Preston will also take in a friendly between England and Brazil at Wembley Stadium, as part of their 2,400 mile non-stop trip.

The quartet, who all live in Eastbourne, are hoping to raise £9,200 for the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London and ICC Missions, a Sussex-based charity that supports projects for orphaned and underprivileged children in Ukraine.

The four friends and colleagues are also aiming to collect 92 pieces of football memorabilia through the trip, which they will auction on Ebay.

Mr Preston said: “We wanted to support small charities that do amazing work without the high profile.

“ICC Missions is the charitable arm of Memralife Group, who we have all worked for, and know the significance of their work.

“Chris has first-hand experience of the hospital, which supported his family as his son Owen underwent major heart surgery at just two years old.”

Mr Burrough said: “We know it will be tough, but it will also be a fantastic adventure and we hope that the clubs and the fans will get behind it.

“With their help we’re sure we can raise a decent amount.”

The team will set off from Eastbourne Borough Football Club at 6am on Wednesday, February 6, with the clock beginning at American Express Community Stadium at around 6.30am.

It is due to end at Crawley Town the following Saturday.

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