Club Director and Shots Trust Chairman Tommy Anderson will proudly fly the Club’s colours as he takes on a 22+ mile walk to Maidenhead on Saturday 7th October 2017 in aid of Boost the Budget. Tommy, who lives in Aldershot, will walk over 22 miles from the EBB Stadium to Maidenhead’s York Road in aid of the Boost the Budget campaign which contributes and assists Gary Waddock’s playing budget.
Tommy will be joined by Vice Chairman Robin Carder and they are inviting fellow supporters to join them in their quest to conquer the near-marathon distance.
Update 18 Sept: Tommy and Robin are delighted that fellow fans Steve and Hayley Jordan (@HayleyATFC) will be joining them. The father and daughter paring are excited to be joining the Trust for this once in a lifetime trip!Update 19 Sept: We now have the “Famous Five”, as we will be joined by Darrell Woodford, an Aldershot fan of nearly 40 years. Thanks to Darrell for stepping up and taking the challenge on!Update 25 Sept: There are now seven fans walking on Saturday 6th – we will be joined on the day by father and son: Martin and Freddie Snell.
“I wanted to do something a little bit different to assist Gary with Boost the Budget explained Anderson, who will wear his Shots shirt during the walk. “Last season we spoke about a sponsored walk, and I said to the others round the table, if Maidenhead get promoted I’ll do a sponsored walk there!
“I have been preparing well since June and feel ready! However I’d love to see a few more Shots fans join me on what will be a new challenge for myself and Robin. It will be great to get as many Shots fans as possible flying the Club’s colours on the walk in aid of something that is crucial to Gary and the Football Club.”
For further information and to sponsor the walkers: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/shotstrust
Boost the Budget is a fundraising scheme where supporters have the opportunity to contribute directly to Gary’s playing budget. All money raised will be used solely to support the Manager’s playing budget by providing extra funds to support players’ contracts, loan-signings or transfer fees.
Our ongoing thanks to the East Berkshire Ramblers Association, and Russ Clash (Aldershot 1st Team Physio) for their ongoing support and guidance.