On 18th February, the day after my Nanny’s anniversary, I was in a scooter ride, out to take me to Southend United to start my 50 mile 5 day football dribble for The Bobby Moore Fund.
It was brilliant being taken on the scooter to Southend United and it was really kind of them to let me start my challenge on their centre circle. It was really great to ride on a scooter that was claret and blue and had Bobby on it.
I didn’t think my challenge would be hard because I have done lots of challenges before but kicking a ball really hurt after a little while. My ankle got sore on day three and I had to wear a bandage. Lots of people on the way helped me and lots of people waved and donated too.
I met Mayors from different towns and I dribbled through 15 towns in total. The last day was really special. I went to Barking Town Hall to officially name Bobby Moore Way, a new road in Barking for their new leisure centre. I was really proud to name a road for Bobby. When I left the town hall I dribbled my football to the City of London Cemetery and went to put flowers on Bobby’s resting place. Lots of people walked with me and we were very quiet. The Chaplain from West Ham United said a prayer.
I then dribbled my football to Green Street and it was match day. West Ham were playing Southampton FC and lots of people joined in as I dribbled to The Champions Statue in Barking Road. I was really tired and my ankle was sore and then I saw hundreds of people waiting for me. It was amazing.
I walk for lots of angels, lots of West Ham fans send me names of people they lost to cancer and I put them on my shirt. At the statue I read out all of the names. David Gold came to meet me, he is really kind and helps me. We had a trumpet player and they played The Last Post for all the angels and I let claret and blue balloons go for the angels too.
I finished my football dribble on the centre circle before kick off and lots of fans clapped and cheered. I wanted to raise £50,000 but so far I have raised £20,000 but its still a lot of money to raise for the charity.
Thank you everyone who came and met me, walked with me, donated and helped me it was really kind.