A massive well done and thanks to Ashley, Rob and Ian who somehow managed to complete the 1,300 mile marathon drive in 23 hours and 10 minutes, which raised an amazing £1,400 plus Gift Aid. In so doing they also managed to avoid having their legs waxed by 50 minutes!
I am really pleased that everything came together and as a project this went really well. We arranged for Ashley to be interviewed twice on BBC 3 Counties radio, press releases were used by the Watford Observer and Royston Crow and the guys obtained separate sponsorship for food and fuel which was brilliant. Please do take a look on our twitter and fb sites as there are photos from all 20 grounds.
The icing on the cake was Watford FC allowing us all into the ground on the Sunday evening where Glyn Evans allowed us to take photos on the pitch and gave us a private tour of the dressing rooms. This was incredibly poignant as Guy was a massive WFC fan and in the welcome home party we also had quite a few Hornets supporters. We look forward to seeing Ashley, Rob and Ian as well as Pauline (Guy’s wife) and other family members at a future boxing up session when they will bring in kit which has been donated by friends and the pupils of Greneway School in Royston, where Ashley and Rob teach.
All of the money raised in memory of Guy is currently being ring fenced for Pauline and the family to decide how they would like it to be used for projects in Lesotho and Malawi. All in all this was a fantastic event and a great achievement by the guys, well done and thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.