Ebbsfleet United were well represented at the recent Sainsbury’s/Gravesham Sport Relief Mile last week.
Club mascot Hooky completed his circuit despite the obvious hindrance of his rubber pirate padding while Fleet Trust members were on hand to give out T-shirts and flyers advertising our forthcoming home games and our Community Day.
Fleet director Stuart Butler-Gallie said, “It was great to have Hooky on hand as he’s always a big hit with the public and the role played by Fleet Trust volunteers in helping to promote the last few home games and whip up support for the club cannot be underestimated.”
As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The Gravesham Mile set off from Fort Gardens and progressed along the river Thames with entrants opting to complete one, three, or six miles. All the money raised will help to change the lives of people living unimaginably tough lives locally, across the rest of the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.
The Fleet’s David Jupp helped adults and children taking part in The Gr@nd’s ‘Run a Mile with a Smile’ and Healthy Weight Programmes during an hour-long training session at Stonebridge Road earlier this month. Juppy showed the group how to warm up properly, sprinting techniques and how to increase stamina needed for longer runs. Juppy said, “It was good to give them a little bit of insight into some of the conditioning work that we do here and it was great to see them have a go at the challenges as well. I think it surprised a few of them and their parents with the fitness levels.”