Tonbridge Angels fans appeal for help on 300-mile fundraiser trek to Bath

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By kentsussex | Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 09:40

Tonbridge Angels fans are appealing for a driver to help on a 300-mile walk to raise funds.

A group of six supporters will walk from Tonbridge to Bath and back again to raise money for a new clubhouse and for multiple sclerosis charities.

They set off in just four weeks' time, but need help with transporting their gear after their driver was forced to pull out.

The team leaves on February 11 and will trek 30 miles a day until they reach Bath on February 16 for the club's match against the city's home team.

Darren Apps, commercial manager at Tonbridge Angels FC, said: "We did have someone to help but unfortunately the situation changed and they couldn't do it anymore.

"We need a driver who can carry all our gear for us while we walk during the day. We're going to be sleeping in tents to keep costs down so we need our gear to stay dry."

Mr Apps will be joined by supporters Phil Hurst, Colin Hill, Ashley Baker, Robert Whiting and Steve Stilwell for the walk, which will see them cover 312.8 miles over 12 days.

After the match in Bath, the group will head back to Tonbridge on foot in time to catch the club's home game against Dorchester on February 23.

Mr Apps said: "I have walked from John O'Groats to Land's End before on another fundraising walk and I know the biggest problem we'll have will be staying dry.

"It would be great if we could get a welfare unit which is a trailer pulled behind a car with a toilet, shower and drying area.

"But if one person could commit to stay with us and babysit us while we get on with the walk that would be ideal."

To help with transport or sponsoring the walk, contact Mr Apps on 07952 908716 or email darren@tonbridgeangels.co.uk

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