Ken’s walk – Day 10
January 1, 2000
Ken Masters is nearing the end of his West Country charity trek.
BRSC Vice Chairman and Rovers director has been on the road since March 29th and he is feeling the pain of walking around 18 miles a day.
But he is excited that tomorrow he will finish his challenge by walking into the Memorial Stadium ahead of tomorrow’s game.
Ken is walking between Bristol Rovers, Yeovil Town and Exeter City in memory of Adam Stansfield. The walk coincides with Rovers visit to Yeovil last Saturday and Exeter’s trip to the Memorial Stadium this coming weekend.
Ken was again joined by heart bypass patient Steve Forbes for today’s leg of the walk and the pair have almost reached Backwell – the resting point ahead of the last big push.
Ken told bristolrovers.co.uk: “It is great to have Steve’s company, this time last year he could not walk two bus stops because of his heart, yesterday he walked 20 miles with me, and still came back for more.
“Steve’s relationship with Rovers goes back a long way, so we have been taking a trip down memory lane today.
“It has been a warm day and it has been a bit of a climb, but the end is in sight now. My legs are starting to hurt, so I am glad that it is almost over.”
Now Ken has almost completed this massive challenge he is appealing again for people to donate money to the Adam Stansfield Foundation.
He said: “This has not just been a jolly, it has been really hard work and I am doing it for a reason and that is to raise money for this great cause.
“I would like to say to everybody – please give me some money, I deserve it!! Whatever you can afford it will be gratefully received.”
The Adam Stanfield Football Foundation has been set-up to support and encourage participation in youth football across the South West region.
The Foundation has been formed in memory of Adam who died on August 10 last year at the age of just 31 from bowel cancer.
Ken, 66, whose wife has recently recovered from a major bowel operation, has wanted to do something to raise money for the Foundation for some time.
He will be walking a total of around 180 miles, averaging up to 18 miles a day.
A Just Giving page is currently being set up for those wishing to donate to the cause, but in the meantime, anyone who would like to offer donations or a bed for the night should contact Kirsty Pugh at the club on 0117 9524003 or email [email protected]
To find out more about the Adam Stansfield Foundation click here