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Fundraisers heading to Milton Keynes for 92 clubs in 92 hours challenge

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A group of fundraising football fans are heading to Milton Keynes as part of a bid to visit all 92 English football league grounds in 92 travelling hours.

The group from Bristol are taking on the challenge in support of Invest In ME (www.investinme.org) - a leading ME research charity in April this year.

The team will reach Milton Keynes in the evening on Friday, April 18, and they are aiming to raise awareness for ME - an illness which they feel doesn’t get the funding/research as many others.

Their childhood friend Ian has been off work with the illness for over seven years and a new research trial that could help him and up to 250,000 other UK sufferers get back to living normal lives.

Team leader Mike Harley said: “The idea is to reach the grounds at a time where we can give out information and maximise on raising the profile of ME, the need for research into the illness and the Invest In ME charity.

“It’s going to be a gruelling challenge but one as football fans we’re all looking forward to.”

The team are (pictured left to right) Mike Harley, 31, Raza Rizvi, 32, Mike Ward, 32, and Cat Harley, 31.

They will be starting the event in Plymouth and finishing up at Middlesbrough on Monday, April 21, having completed the 2,700 mile challenge. Over 50 clubs across all four divisions are helping to publicise their event and you can find more info on their challenge through their website and sponsorship page.

For more information visit www.92in92.blogspot.co.uk and www.justgiving.com/teams/strobl

The social media pages are also available at www.facebook.com/92forME and Twitter @92forME

 

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