In an attempt to cycle over 500 miles, taking in every Premier League football ground, Bob Wilson will be calling at the home of Wigan Athletic on April 23rd. Your help is needed for him to hit his £250,000 target….
Cycling 500 miles to every Premier League Club in England is what Arsenal legend, Bob Wilson, is taking on, aged almost 70, setting off on Monday April 18. Bob will cycle to each of the 20 Premier League clubs, plus Scotland’s Hampden Park, meeting old friends and rivals along the way, and aims to raise more than £250,000 for his charity, the Willow Foundation.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Bob Wilson, with his wife Megs, founded the Willow Foundation, – which provides empowering and memorable special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds – in memory of their daughter Anna, who died of a rare cancer aged just 31.
Backed by the Premier League, Bob will take on this tough challenge, kicking off the 500 mile trip at Fulham on Monday April 18 then on to all London clubs, Chelsea, West Ham, Arsenal & Tottenham, before heading north. Bob expects to complete his adventure in Scotland on Friday April 29.
This tough cycle aims to highlight the difficult emotional challenges of daily life experienced by thousands of seriously 16 to 40 year olds and their families throughout the UK. Money raised will go directly towards the Willow Foundation’s quality of life experiences, making a real and positive difference at a time when people need it most.
"Turning 70, I wanted to achieve something special in my 71st year with this 500 mile cycle. 70/71 is already a significant number for me as it was my greatest year in football – winning the European Fairs Cup in 1970 and one year later , the coveted League Championship and FA Cup ‘double’. Combining another big achievement some 40 years later with a chance to support so many young people living with serious illness means so much to me," said Bob Wilson.
Bob Wilson’s Soccer Cycle is sponsored by major property company, Frogmore and Ireland’s biggest and most successful bookmaker, Paddy Power.
Donations can be made online, in support of Bob, or in memory of a loved one at www.justgiving.com/BobWilsonSoccerCycle
Or text WILLOW to 70050 to donate £1.50 during April, in association with 02.
The £1.50 donation will be added to your next phone bill, plus your standard network text charge. Willow will receive your donation net of charges applied by mobile phone operators. Full terms & conditions at www.bobwilsonsoccercycle.com
For more information about the Willow Foundation visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk or telephone 01707 259777.
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