Charity Stadium Tour Visit In The North East

13 October 2013, 06:00

Four men who are attempting to visit all 92 Football League grounds in 92 hours arrive for four North East stadium visits.

The group set off on the '92 plus 1' challenge after the England game at Wembley on Friday.

They'll be at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium this afternoon before going on to Hartlepool's Victoria Park, the Stadium of Light in Sunderland and Newcastle's St James' Park.

They're hoping to raise £10,000 for Help For Heroes.

Military men Mark Burns and Darren Young, plus football-mad businessmen Simon Cox and Mike Peters aim to return to Wembley, the challenge's 'plus one', in time for kick off as England take on Poland in their final qualification match on Tuesday.

The four of them will take turns driving the 2,600-mile round trip, taking pictures at each ground along the way.

Mark, from Wiltshire, said:
"I have served throughout the world and in more recent years have unfortunately had to witness the devastating consequences of front line combat on our troops.

Help For Heroes is a fantastic charity that supports our troops and is something my wife has been involved raising money for throughout the years and is a charity that I felt I personally wanted to do something for.

This is where the charity event 92 Plus 1 came to light and was something that I just had to get involved with.''

A special YouTube channel has been set-up to record the challenge with video footage and diary video blogs.

The group will also be tweeting updates on the journey from their Twitter account 

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