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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Another fans tour for charity

Hard on the heels of the announcement of a tour of the 92 League Clubs by four Hereford United fans to raise money for St Micheals Hospice, two Stafford Rangers supporters are to tour all League and Nationwide clubs with the aim of raising money for several causes.

On the 11th June 2005, two men (Ian Saberton and Ian Preston) are going to attempt to travel to 158 football grounds in the space of one week.

The Stafford Rangers fans will take part in a tour that will visit 158 football grounds (all the grounds from the 4 football leagues, and the grounds from the conference and it's two feeder leagues). The aim of the tour is to raise money for three charities, Macmillan Cancer, Mind (the mental health charity) and STRIPES (the Stafford Rangers supporters trust fund). The tour will last 10 days and cover well over 3000 miles. They aim to raise money by getting people to sponsor each of the grounds they are going to visit. A web site dedicated to the tour can be found at -

The main focus of their fund raising is to get people to sponsor every ground they visit. Every ground that they visit on our tour will have it's own dedicated page on the web site. The page will contain details about the ground, directions to the ground our ETA at the ground and, once they have visited the ground, a picture of the fans standing outside it. They aim to personalise each ground picture by holding up a short personal message written by the grounds sponsor in the picture. More details can be found on the website.

Hereford's page can be found here -