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16 April 2014

Gillingham FC pay visit to Kent FA to help out in pre-World Cup challenge

This week Gillingham Football club paid a visit to the Kent FA to find out about an interesting challenge they’ve set. 

With a fixed exercise bike placed in the offices the challenge is to try and cycle the distance from Kent to Rio before the start of the World Cup.

Staff from the Kent FA and FA Tesco Skills have been clocking up the miles and Tommy T and GFC Community Trust Coach Jack Knighton thought they would go along to add some miles.

It is 5154 miles from Kent FA headquarters to Vivaldo Lima Stadium in Manaus, which is where England will play their first game against Italy. Jack racked up an impressive 15 miles while Tommy cheered him on.

The Challenge has been set up to raise money for The Bobby Moore Foundation. Stephanie Moore MBE established the Bobby Moore Fund, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, in 1993.

The Fund was set up in memory of Stephanie's late husband, legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51. The fund uses donations for research into bowel cancer and also works to increase public awareness of the disease.

Jack said: “When I heard about ‘Bike to Brazil’ I couldn’t wait to get involved, so I asked Tommy if he would join me and over we came. I’m really happy I could do my bit to raise much needed funds and awareness of a fantastic charity.”

Thank you to the staff at the Kent FA for inviting us along and we wish them every success in there challenge.

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