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Griffin Park included in fund-raising challenge

Man runs around every league ground for charity

24 July 2018

A fotball fan toured all 92 Premier League and EFL stadiums in 12 days this summer, including Griffin Park, as part of a fund-raising effort. Chris Cowlin became the first person to run around every ground he visited, amassing more than £18,500 in the process. Chris conquered the epic challenge alone by driving an astounding 3,475 miles and running 78 miles in total while raising money for The WIllow Foundation, which provides special days to adults aged 16-40 who suffer from serious illnesses.

Chris, from Essex, did his challenge in early June and was at Griffin Park on the first day of his tour. He ticked off 12 clubs in London and the South East, starting at Wembley Stadium, before heading around the country. He finished his challenge at Colchester United and has raised almost £20,000 in the process.

The Willow Foundation was founded by Arsenal footballer and BBC sports commentator Bob Wilson and his wife Megs as a lasting memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31. Bob Wilson said that Chris’ fundraising will go a long way to helping sick adults and their families. To donate, visit

The video below shows day one of the challenge, including the run around Griffin Park

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