Football Fans United (Against Suicide)

Lost Hours Walk

23.10.20: Why We Are Walking

Tomorrow we take on the challenge of our first walk as part of The Lost Hours Walk. We are walking 20 miles form North to South London.

We hare hoping that by walking we will achieve 3 things:
1. Raise awareness of CALM and the important service they provide.
2.Raise funding to provide support to those who need it at a critical time.
3. Remember those who have been lost to suicide

Thank you to everyone who has supported us.

Thank you for the Donations! Is your club on the list?

We are fundraising for CALM (please see blog below for details).

So far, we have had donations from fans from the following clubs:

Watford FC
Crystal Palace
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Stourbridge FC
Fulham FC
Brighton & Hove Albion
Huddersfield Town
Tooting and Mitcham FC
Worthing FC
Brighton & Hove Albion Women FC
QPR
Liverpool FC
Everton FC
AFC Bournemouth
Chelsea FC
Stoke City
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham
Dartford FC
Gillingham FC
Aston Villa
Norwich

It would be great to get as many clubs represented as possible, so please spread the word.

We are fundraising for CALM

As Football Fans from different clubs, we are uniting together against suicide in aid of CALM, as part of the Lost Hours Walk. 

We are aware of the devastating consequences of suicide. We are passionate that people and their families get the right support at the right time.

We are also  aware that many walkers taking part in the 'Lost Hours Walk' have lost loved ones and we are walking in support of them.

We want the football fans to unite together to support the tremendous work of CALM.

We would like as many Football Clubs as possible represented by fans, either by making donations and raising money for CALM, or even joining our own team and completing their own walk. 

THE WALK

On the 24th October 2020, a small groups of us will be walking 20 miles across London, taking in 6 Football grounds (Wembley Stadium, QPR, Fulham FC, AFC Wimbledon's new stadium at Plough Lane, Tooting and Mitcham United and Crystal Palace). 

A second walk will take place by some of our team members 2 weeks after the first, from Worthing FC to Brighton and Hove Albion and back approx. 24 miles.

Our team members have personal connections with these clubs. We are fully aware of the positive impact on mental health that being part of your local football community can give an individual. During  difficult times, this sense of belonging and purpose can be invaluable. 

Unfortunately we can not invite anyone else on these walks due to social distancing guidelines, but please join us and plan your own route.

JOIN US

Please join the team (use the Join tab) and plan your own route incorporating at least 1 football ground, if possible. It can be any distance and with anyone you like (friends, family etc) but please observe social distancing guidelines. 

Don't forget to let us know what team you support and take a photo of any grounds you visit!

DONATIONS

Please donate if you can and please add which Football Team you support! It would be great to get donations from supporters from lots of different clubs!

WHY WE ARE WALKING:

On average, 125 people take their own lives every week in the UK.

75% of people who take their own lives are not known to mental health services or have not been in touch with mental health services within the last year.

135 people are directly affected by every suicide.

We’re coming together across the country to send a message that that’s not ok. We’re taking to the streets, parks, pavements, public footpaths and promenades to walk against struggling in silence, against being alone, against living miserably.

Anyone can hit crisis point. CALM’s free, anonymous and confidential helpline and webchat are there for anyone who needs support. They’re open from 5pm-midnight every day. Just £8 is enough to fund a professionally-trained helpline worker to answer a call that could save a life. Your support will help fund CALM’s life-saving services when they’re needed most. 

Please support this cause by donating, so we can reach our goal. Thank you.


Thank you to our Sponsors

£462

Alan Phillips

Well done guys

£84

Anonymous

Good luck Geezer

£53

The Simmons Fam

Good luck Paul! And to everyone else taking part! You got this!

£53

Kieron

£50

James Symes

£40

Dawn & Patricia Symes

£32

Maureen Ann Harvey

Good Luck to all involved.

£32

Corneel Koster

Super cause Paul, thank you for your passionate walk.

£32

Deborah Willison

Good luck to you all Love Debs & Frankie

£26

Kate James

Stevie Dee MC good luck! love Poz David & Lydia 🙏

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Tracy And Paul

Nice one Bro! Good luck to you and the team

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Lennaert

Great work Paul!

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Keith Braid

Well done Paul.

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Dave Kistruck

Great cause and so good to see supporters coming together for this. One day we may even meet on the terraces again.

£21

Cornelius And Ashley's Black And White Army

Well done to all the walkers taking part. Tooting & Mitcham United had an away day in Staines so didn't see the walk by.

£21

Cecilia Leatham

Great way to raise money for a fantastic cause. Fingers crossed for a nice day and Good Luck!!!

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Nic Stevens

Good luck dudes! (Just hope the route doesn’t pass any charity shops?)

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Luke B

£21

Sam

Good Luck!!!

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Julia O’callaghan

Well done Thomas and rest of the team. Such a worthy cause. Proud of you. Mum and Dad xx

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Natalie Ashby

Good luck Paul. Don't forget to take plenty of supplies to keep you going. X

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Mark Lewis

Fantastic to see you doing this Stevie & co. for a very worthwhile cause, sorry can’t be with you but big respect to everyone involved ✊⚽️

£21

Catherine Broome

Superb effort - well done!

£21

Julie Dilloway-knapp

Great cause well done !

£21

Louis

Great cause Steve- good luck!

£21

Sarah, Mike And Amber Avis

Go Stevie, such a great thing you are doing to raise money for such a fantastic charity such as this. Remember to take a good supply of Freddo's to munch on during the walk! Go seagulls xx

£21

Samantha Leach

Good Luck Steve! Lots of love Sam, Warren, Josh and Woody xxxx Tottenham FC, Dartford FC and Gillingham FC supporters

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Craig Jones

£20

Jon O'callaghan

Good luck all. Great cause.

£20

Caroline Keaveny

Good luck Paul - brilliant you are doing this C x

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Thomas O’callaghan

Good luck 😉 see you in Worthing!

£20

Paul Willison

£20

Jeremy Probets

£20

Dana And Sean

Thank you Steve for helping us. Returning the favour. Good luck with the walk!

£20

Katie Jay

Good luck 😉 🏃‍♀️

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Karen & Maya

Good luck on your walk. We support Womens Seagulls (Brighton & Hove Albion)*

£18

Toby H

CHELSEA

£16

Virgin Breakfast Fund

Great cause.... good luck!

£16

Ruth Symes

Well done James x

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Joseph O’callaghan

Good Luck Tom. Rather give it to you than sky sports box office!!

£13

Louise Mordecai

Hi Steve, I am a bit late but hope that you have managed these walks. Am making the collection up to a nice round figure- great effort. It's an important cause.

£11

Emma Johnston

Well done! Amazing challenge and great way to raise awareness x

£11

Kat Hutchins

Good luck Steve! From the Hutchins

£11

Kate Puttock

Good luck Paul - the biscuits will get you through!

£11

Steve

Good luck!

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Lisa Connor

Good luck Steve. Very worthy cause, well done. Lisa x

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Darryl

Great thing you are doing Paul, with a a fantastic amount of training and dedication to the event! lol...Good luck!

£11

Rick Smithson

Hi Paul, great cause, From Captain Hook

£11

Rebecca Robart

Good luck Steve and co! Gus and I will be cheering you on as you go past AFC Wimbledon! X

£11

Ella Scott

Go Paul Go!!! Awesome cause to walk for!

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Ray Whiting

£11

Anne Plenty

Go Paul! Linda & Brian Anne & daryl

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Tracey Mark Lottie And Flo

Kick it out the park Steve & Tom!! Seagulls Seagulls !! ⚽️⚽️⚽️

£11

Jamie Rowlinson

Best of Luck, Paul!

£11

Marc Moola

Good luck Paul

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Andy White

When do you tell people this was just a pub crawl that got out of hand?

£11

Anonymous

£11

Anonymous

£11

Clare & Luke

Good Luck Steve, keep the tunes playing and you'll make it in no time.

£11

Sara Mclafferty

Good luck Steve and Tom 🤗

£11

Martin & Kerry Wylie

Hey Geez, good luck - keep those trotters moving! All the best..

£11

Jon Walker

Well done Paul - next time you should walk from Wembley to a decent football club in Norwich..... that'll be a day out... ;-) Well done on raising so much. Jon

£11

Chris D

Right behind you Steve and Tom, hope you enjoy this challenge. Just wish the human stats weren’t so sad to read. Love from this Liverpool supporter! X

£11

Ralph Kobarg

£11

David Wylie

Hi Paul. Wish you well

£11

Elaine Mackenzie

£11

Helly Gibbo

Go Mearsy!

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Sue Parsons

Hi My sons best friend and my best friends son committed suicide at 18. No one was aware of his feelings and it is still a huge shock to his family and friends. The impact it also has afterwards is immense. If this goes a little way to making sure people get the help they need it is worth it. Thank you for doing this it means the world.

£11

Nat

Well done Steve and team, what a great thing to do!

£11

Sally Garbett

Good luck x

£11

Bernie Dawes

Well done Steve- Up the Villa

£11

Helena Mcnamee

Good luck to you all.

£11

Kate Shelley

Brilliant. Good luck! Stoke City FC

£11

Tony & Isabel

Good luck & enjoy the walk

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Kerry Loughran

Well done Paul👏🏻👏🏻. Hope that you didn’t get too wet & that there was a pint waiting for you at the end. Kerry & Richard.

£11

Mark Bristow

Good luck. An excellent cause.

£10

Dave Warren

Your the man !!!

£10

Kelly Aujla

Good luck Paul and the team. A great cause

£10

Jon

Well done Paul & team, an amazing thing to do for such an amazing charity.

£10

Hayley Barton

You’re all going to do great! Amazing cause 💕

£10

Neil Tucker

Go geezer

£10

Marie And Paul

Good luck Steve, wishing you good weather, enjoy QPR!

£10

Joanne

Well done Paul - you are always a hero! Love Jo, Christina & Karen xxx

£10

Linda Porter

Paul you are a LEGEND. Such an important cause - well done - GPR for Xmas? Linda xx

£10

Sarah And Kevin

Nice one Stevie Mears..!

£10

Jeremy Burrows

Well done Paul, though walking an extra 2 miles was a bit of an own goal!!

£10

Ryan Daniels

£10

Brett

Good work Paul 🥇

£10

Liz, John, Aidan And Erin ?

Great charity Paul - Good luck to you and your mates! X

£10

Ricardo Munoz-caicedo

Good luck Paul !!

£10

Jordan Payne

Good luck - Jordan

£10

Brian Steer

Go Biscuits! Lets hope the intense health regime paid off. Well done a great cause.

£10

Val & Martin

We wish you Good Luck!

£8

Karen Murphy

Go Paul.....

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Siana Clough

Well done! X

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Sam Lynn

Well done Paul - amazing achievement

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Marton Sebesta

Congrats and well done Paul. 🙏🏻

£5

Dalila Jardim

£5

Chess Barnes

£5

Andy Barrett

Good luck! A very good cause. :-)

£5

Rosalyn Buckland

Good luck with the walk tomorrow Steve! Well done, it looks like a great cause. Roz x

£5

Pip Dennis

Good luck Stevo!! Although im not into football as im en egg chaser, my husband supports Tottenham Hotspur, so this is from me and him :)

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Gabriella

Great cause - well done

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Andy Aj Barber’s

Go Paul and the team.....

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Trotski

James symes what a legend !!