20 Premier League Stadiums in one day...? Trio embark on charity challenge for KitAid

Ashley Judge KitAid charity story

Ashley Judge KitAid charity story - Credit: Archant

Fans of the English game can only dream of visiting the stadia of all 20 Premier League clubs across a season or two.

Some may be less keen to attempt to visit them all in 24 hours though...

That is the monumental challenge facing two Greneway Middle School teachers and their friend this Bank Holiday weekend.

Ashley Judge, Rob Dowler and Ian Horncastle are embarking on the one-day challenge for Hatfield-based charity KitAid, in memory of Ashley’s uncle, Guy, who sadly passed away last March after a two-year battle with cancer.

KitAid organises the collection of unwanted football kit to take out to some of the poorest countries in the world. They have had backing from many Premier League clubs and Tesco Extra Royston.

The trio will begin their epic journey in South Wales at Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium at 6pm on Saturday, with Leicester City’s King Power Stadium officially ending the mammoth trip.

However, in a further tribute to Guy, they will venture down the M1 to newly-promoted Watford in an unofficial last leg.

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Ashley said: “Travelling over 1,000 miles in 24 hours will be a real challenge.

“The plan is to share the driving. We are hoping for a swift rotation of driver, navigator and sleeper and we will try to share it evenly throughout the trip.

“We have the added incentive of avoiding our legs being waxed should we fail.”

They will be documenting their progress via photographs which will be posted onto their Twitter handle @GrenewayPE.

Rob said: “We chose this challenge because we have taken on challenges for charity for the past couple of years including golf and a 10k run but thought that this would be something we could really enjoy at the same time as keen football fans.”

Meldreth’s Wirewell Electronics and IMC Group in Letchworth have both donated £100 towards fuel expenses, while Swansea City have donated some footballs and a home shirt.

As well as raising funds at www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/bpltourin24 a kit collection has been organised at Greneway School as a house competition.