U's help fans raise funds for Help For Heroes
Oxford United were pleased to support Help for Heroes by welcoming the fundraising team for the 92 Plus 1 Challenge today.
Fundraising football supporters are attempting a unique "football fans first" of visiting all 92 League clubs in top flight football, sandwiched between the two forthcoming England Internationals as Roy Hodgson's men take on Montenegro and Poland in back to back Wembley fixtures .
Simon Cox, Darren Young (RAF), Mark Burns (RAF) and Mike Peters left Wembley Stadium after England's game against Montenegro on Friday and visited the Kassam Stadium today as they try to complete a 92 hour journey visiting all 92 clubs to raise money for Battle Back, the sports rehabilitation initiative of Help for Heroes.
The team visited Oxford having been at Cheltenham then headed for Northampton as part of their 2,600 mile journey.
"Members of our team have served in the forces for over 30 years and know how much good the funds raised for this charity will help those who have served to protect us” Simon Cox told us. “From a football fan’s view, it's an absolute honour to be involved in this challenge and we are asking football fans everywhere to follow our progress and contribute to our cause.
The team will are due to arrive back at Wembley at 6pm on Tuesday in time for the game against Poland.
They have been helped along the way by former professional footballers Micky Hazard, Daryl Sutch , Trevor Benjamin, Barry Hayles, Shaun Teale, Paul Gibbs and Wayne Fereday as well as current player Grant Holt.
See Simon Cox discussing the trip on our You Tube channel below
You can follow their progress on Twitter at @92plus1
For further details visit www.92plus1.co.uk , www.facebook.com/92plus1, or www.92plus1.co.uk when direct donations can be made.