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Gooding Accounts’ partner, Sam Gooding, will be joined by 4 friends as they take on the challenge of visiting all 92 football league grounds in 92 hours in memory of childhood friend Stephen Rutland. They hope to raise at least £5000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

We’re sorry to announce that the 92 in 92 Challenge has been postponed. The team are really disappointed not to be able to complete the challenge, originally scheduled for May, to honor Stephen’s memory. Rest assured they are all fully committed committed to finding an alternative date in the Autumn.

Any donations made so far will still count towards the total raised for Muscular Dystrophy UK when the challenge is rescheduled later in the year.

Watch this space for revised dates to follow!

The challenge will begin at Plymouth Argyle FC, travelling across the South of the UK, then visiting every single London Football League club before heading North. Sleeping and driving in shifts the fabulous five hope celebrate completing the challenge by returning to the ground of Stephen’s home team, Swindon Town FC. The journey will see them cover more than 2200 miles across the country raising at least £5000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Stephen passed away without warning due to sudden heart failure caused by Muscular Dystrophy. He left behind a wife and two young children along with a wide circle of friends. His loss has had a huge effect on all his family and friends, but Stephen’s close friends are looking to turn the negative of such a painful loss into a positive by raising vital funds to help those suffering with the same condition.

Stephen was a major part of our friendship group and was sadly taken far too soon. He was a lifelong football fan, so the 92 in 92 challenge feels an fitting way to raise funds for a in his memory. We hope that the money raised will help Muscular Dystrophy UK to continue their work to help ensure families and friends don’t have to experience the same pain and suffering as we all have with Stephen’s passing.’

Sam Gooding – Gooding Accounts

If you’d like to follow their progress the team will be documenting their journey on Facebook and Instagram, and they’ll also have some fantastic football prizes to auction along the way.

A huge thank you to our supporters Trowbridge Ford, for supplying team vehicle, and Millard Signs & Graphics who have printed the signage for the car.

Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for 111,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions. They are making a difference today, providing vital information and support to help people live as independently as possible. They are making a difference for tomorrow, accelerating progress in research and driving the campaign for access to emerging treatments. Every penny raised will for the charity will go to support families in the hope of more positive futures for those suffering with Muscular Dystrophy and associated conditions.

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