A team of football fans from Bristol are aiming to visit all 92 English football league grounds in 92 travelling hours in support of Invest In ME - a leading M.E. research charity in April this year.
The team will reach Bury on the afternoon of Sunday, April 20 and they are aiming to raise awareness for M.E. - an illness which they feel does not get the funding/research as many others. Their childhood friend Ian has been off work with the illness for over 7 years and a new research trial 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 M.E, 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 four friends from Bristol, (Left to right in picture): Mike Harley (31), Raza Rizvi (32), Mike Ward (32) and Cat Harley (31)
They are set to appear on ITV News, BBC Radio and Talksport and are hoping to raise the profile as much as possible. They will be starting the event in Plymouth and finishing up at Middlesbrough on Monday, April 21 having completed the 2700 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 below.