Today more than 150 Eagles fans will make the 26.2 mile trek from Selhurst Park to Trafalgar Square to raise money for the Palace for Life Foundation. Here you can find out everything you need to know about this remarkable feat for a good cause.
Why is the March happening?
Proceeds raised from the event will go towards supporting the Foundation’s mission of “helping young south Londoners grow through sport”. They use the power of Palace to focus on young people who face severe challenges in their lives, including mental health, social exclusion, obesity, disability and finding employment.
They work with around 13,000 young people across south London each year, including Precieux, who turned his life around through sport after being involved with gangs in his early teens. Read more: https://www.palaceforlife.org/precieuxs-story/
Where can I catch the fundraisers on the route?
The walk starts at Selhurst Park at 8am, passing through Richmond Park and Kew and along the embankment to Trafalgar Square, via the House of Commons.
The scheduled itinerary includes:
08.00: Depart from Selhurst Park
10.30-11.15: Morning rest stop – Windmill Tea Rooms, Windmill Rd, Wimbledon, SW19 5NQ
13.00-14.00: Lunch stop, The Botanist on the Green, 3-5 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 3AA
15.30-16.00: Afternoon rest stop – The Imperial, 577 King’s Road, SW6 2EH
16.30-18.00: Cross the finish line – The Mall/Admiralty Arch
End of walk celebration/refreshments- Riley’s Sports Bar Haymarket
Who will be taking part?
There are more than 150 confirmed participants, including some notable faces for Palace supporters in the form of ex-Eagles Andrew Johnson, Mark Bright, Andy Gray, Neil Shipperley and Sasa Curcic. The Palace chairman, Steve Parish, is also walking the entire route alongside fans.
Comedian, political satirist and Foundation Trustee Kevin Day will also be involved, as well as Ed Warner, the Chair of the Foundation. Representatives from the club, the Foundation, Five Year Plan, Proud and Palace and the Eagles Beak will also be getting involved, as well as a number of participants on Foundation programmes.
How much are they hoping to raise?
The Foundation are aiming to beat last year’s fundraising target of £67,000 to help them with all their good work throughout the season. Thanks to the support of supporters, friends and family of those taking part, they have nearly raised 50% of this total already.
How I can support this great cause?
If you would like to help them hit their fundraising target, you can visit https://www.justgiving.com/palaceforlifefoundation