Four friends are driving to all 92 Football League grounds in 92 hours to raise money for ME or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Mike Harley, 31, Raza Rizvi, 31, Mike Ward, 32, and Cat Harley, 31, set off on Wednesday (April 16) and aim to hit Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium on Easter Monday.
The friends, all from Bristol, are raising money for the charity Invest in ME. One of their childhood friends has had Myalgic Encephalopathy for seven years and has been unable to work.
The charity believes a new drug Rituximab could help the UK’s estimated 250,000 sufferers get back to a normal life.
For a trial to take place in the UK, £350,000 must be raised. So far the total is £286,000.
Mike Harley said: “There’s very little known about ME and almost no Government funding for treatment or research.
“My best friend Ian has had ME for over seven years and hasn’t been able to work or even leave the house much.
“He mentioned the trial and that it had worked wonders in Norway where over 70% of patients were significantly helped.
“The trial is now on £286,000 and needs just £64,000 more to collect so we jumped at the chance to get involved – plus we all love football!”
More than 60 football club across all four divisions have offered support for the ‘92 in 92’ either through donations of items or interviews, programme features or receptions with players.
The group is hoping to raise £5,000. To donate go to the website.
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