Young footballers on track to Anfield in virtual challenge for hospital charity

A team of young footballers are running the distance from the home of Norwich City FC to the Liverpool FC ground raising money for the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity.

The Under 10 football team, Costessey Eagles, took on the challenge to “raise money for the superheroes at our wonderful hospital while keeping fit”.

The team of 12 players, Deacon, Elliot, Isaac, James, Kai, Kido, Louie, Oskar, Riley D and Riley F, Rudy and Samuel, are attempting to run the 300km from Carrow Road to Anfield.

The recent snow did not stop the boys, with some taking to the treadmill to cover their miles, while others braving the elements and so far raising more than £1,000 halfway through the challenge.

Dan Henry, from the Costessey Eagles, said: “I am so proud of the boys and the effort and determination they have shown in some very difficult circumstances.

“They are nine and 10 years old, so to find the motivation to go out and challenge yourself while trying to raise money for such an incredible cause is so inspiring”

Mercy Kaggwa, from the N&N Hospitals Charity, said: “We are delighted that the team has chosen to support our charity and the boys are doing an amazing challenge.

“Thank you so much to the boys everyone who has supported the team, everything raised will make a huge difference to our teams here at the N&N.”

You can support the boys and make a donation here:

The N&N Hospitals Charity raises money to support patients, their families and staff at the N&N Hospital, Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital and Cromer Hospital.

All donations raised help provide life-saving and ground-breaking equipment, staff development, research, and enhanced environment and facilities at the Trust. For more information, go to
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Tuesday 16th of February 2021 01:57:22 PM