A West Country petrol retailer, Julian Rinaldi and his Gulf-branded Musbury Garage, near Axminster, are supporting a 3000 mile charity drive covering all 92 league football grounds in England. The 4-2-3-1 Challenge is being undertaken by Martin McConachie and his twin sons, Harry and Ryan, who set off from Yeovil Town FC on Saturday and, if everything goes to plan, will complete the trip 15 days later when they arrive at St James Park, Exeter.
Martin, Harry and Ryan will be collecting memorabilia from many of the clubs on route to auction off for two cancer-related charities, The Adam Stansfield Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Both were set-up following the sad deaths of two of football’s real gentlemen after battling with cancer. It is hoped the initiative will raise over £2000.
“We are very appreciative of the support we have received from Julian at Musbury Garage and Gulf Retail,” explains Martin McConachie.
“We now have a car and fuel for the Challenge and plan to visit 14 Gulf service stations alongside the 92 professional football grounds. We aim to cover around 200 miles a day, arriving at the first ground for 9.30am each day and the last one at around 5.00pm before driving on to the nearest accommodation in preparation for the following mornings start.“
For more information about the 4-2-3-1 challenge, visit https://www.4-2-3-1.org.