Lymington duo scooting 120 miles for Saints Foundation
Scooter challenge raising money for a charity football tournament for disabled.
On the 26 to 29 April 2018, Lymington duo, PJ Stevens and Rob Douthwaite, will take on a 120-mile south coast scooter challenge uniting the three south coast Premier League football clubs of Brighton and Hove, Southampton, and Bournemouth. Their aim is to raise over £5,000 for a charity football tournament for people with cognitive and physical disabilities.
#FootyScoot, the four-day, long distance challenge, will see the two local dads unite the three south coast Premier League football clubs starting at Brighton & Hove Albion to Southampton F.C and on to finish at AFC Bournemouth.
“Football is a great fun team game and activity. It can be played on the beaches of South America to the great stadiums of Europe. A kick around with your mates can be a very valuable activity, physically and mentally. It's social. It's inclusive. It's simple,” explains challenge organiser PJ.
The sports mad pair saw this as a unique opportunity: “We both have children and wanted to support the work of the Saints Foundation to give young adults with physical and cognitive disabilities a chance to enjoy the benefits that football and sport can bring,” informs PJ, who went on to say, “We’re using our everyday scooters that we use to take the kids to school to cover the equivalent distance of 4.5 marathons in four days to raise as much money as possible for this football tournament.”