Congratulations to the Cray Wanderers U13s who over the Bank Holiday weekend have raised over £1800 in fundraising for the RA and Woolwich Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group. The team achieved this by collectively running and cycling 200km over the 3 day weekend whilst following social distancing rules. The original fundraising target for the 2019-20 Kent County Cup Winners was £200.00

The team would have been competing in the ESF Butlins Football Tournament, a competition they have twice won but with the competition cancelled instead they tried their hand at fundraising. As a result of their efforts they raised their distance target from 200km to 400km and smashed this barrier on Sunday totalling 427.94 km.

The idea came from Jack Butcher, the son of a keyworker at Under 1 Roof Nursery who planned to celebrate his 13th Birthday on 8th May by taking part with his team-mates and wanted to contribute to local efforts during the Covid-19 crisis.

The RA and Woolwich Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group is a group of volunteers aiding their community by collecting shopping, medicines for those self-isolating, providing chat buddies to those on their own and with food care packages for struggling families and directing them to aid programmes and government backed initiatives. The money raised will help fund food care packages and any money not utilised by the group with be donated to the Felix Project Food Bank.

Congratulations to Jack and all his great team-mates who are a great credit to Cray Wanderers FC and as local community heroes.

If you wish to donate to their cause please visit…/jackandfootballteam200k