Trust urges Fulham fans to support #Fulham2ReadingWalk
The Fulham Supporters’ Trust are urging Fulham fans to support a charity walk from Craven Cottage to the Madjeski Stadium ahead of Saturday’s game against Reading.
Led by Trust member Lee Adams, who has been a long-term campaigner to raise the awareness of men’s mental health issues with CALM (the Campaign against Living Miserably), a group of ten Fulham fans are undertaking a through-the-night walk to the Madjeski seeking to raise funds to support CALM’s work.
The #Fulham2Reading Walk will see supporters set off from Craven Cottage on the Friday evening stopping at several Fulham meeting points along the way down towards Hammersmith and continue along the approximately 40 miles to Reading, arriving in advance of Fulham’s first away league game of the season.
Fulham Supporters’ Trust chair Tom Greatrex said: ‘Lee’s passion is well known amongst the Fulham fan base and he has already supported the Trust by helping to organise our successful history exhibition at Craven Cottage and our end of season dinner. He is now raising money for an extremely important cause and I encourage every Fulham fan to donate’.
Generous donations have already carried the total above £4,000 and there is much more to come. Fulham Football Club have been quick to rally to the cause too with chief executive Alistair Mackintosh personally paying for the walkers’ tickets for the match and head coach Slavisa Jokanovic signing first-team shirts that will be auctioned off to raise valuable funds for CALM.
Adams says he has already been ‘overwhelmed by the support of the Fulham family’. He said: ‘I am used to doing crazy things to raise money for CALM, but for some members of the #Fulham2ReadingWalk team this is their first involvement. I want to thank them for agreeing to join me on this adventure as CALM’s amazing work, including running a 365-day a year phone line from 5pm to midnight helping men struggling to cope with life, needs more funding. I want to thank everyone for their support and look forward to cheering the team on at Reading from the first whistle’.
You can donate to the #Fulham2ReadingWalk fund via JustGiving here.