The Blues to U's Walk
In Aid of Havens Hospices and the Shrimpers Trust
A casual suggestion a few months ago for a way to raise funds for the Shrimpers Trust has since developed into a full-blown effort to generate funds for Havens Hospices and the Trust.
Havens Hospices was chosen because it is a much needed local and Essex facility and one which has touched the hearts of many in the Blues 'family'.
Our Captain, Adam Barrett is a prominent ambassador for Little Havens and it is apparent from the postings on the ShrimperZone and Shrimpers On Line Message Boards that Havens has provided invaluable support to a considerable number of Blues followers and their families.
Early on Friday 20th February a small number of Trust Members, including Chairman Paul FitzGerald, Vice-Chairman Bryan Woodford, Company Secretary Trevor Bashford, Treasurer Darren Posnack, Alec Trott and Hugh Cumberland will embark on a sponsored walk which will take them from Roots Hall via Rayleigh, Maldon and Tiptree to Colchester United's new ground adjacent to the A12 in North Essex.
Staying Overnight in Maldon, and re-commencing early Saturday, the walkers will endeavour to reach Colchester's Stadium in time to attend the match with the Blues, especially as they will be carrying the Match Ball with them. The distance to Colchester's Ground is around 42 Miles so the walk in a cold and damp February is going to take some effort.
Paul Yeomanson, Trust Membership Secretary, will provide support by accompanying the walkers in the Havens Hospices' Minibus which will carry luggage and much needed refreshment.
We have to-date been fortunate to receive support from Essex & Suffolk Water (bottled water), The Swan Hotel, Maldon (overnight accommodation) and Sirco Controls Limited, Rochford (various). Any additional expenditure will be borne by the Trust or individual walkers in advance so that 100% of the Sponsorship Monies received will be equally allocated to Havens Hospices and the Shrimpers Trust Football and Community Projects.
Ron Martin has already agreed to sponsor the walkers and we are certain that we will receive further assistance from players and staff at the club.
The Blues to U's Walk will be launched today at half time during the Home Game v Oldham and we hope that you will join us in our efforts by sponsoring the walkers.
Sponsorship Forms are available from the Trust Info Stand in the Shrimpers Bar, SUFC's Main Reception and the SUFC Ticket Office. You can also download a Sponsorship Form by clicking here .
We have also set up a page on the Just Giving Website which can be accessed via the button below.
Or alternatively you can make a donation to this cause via our PayPal Account by clicking on the Donate Button below.