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Lions support Craig's Challenge

8 April 2015

Raising money and awareness for Bromley Mencap

Millwall fan Craig Wilson is finalising preparations for a physically gruelling 24-hour challenge to raise money and awareness for Bromley Mencap.

Craig, 22, aims to sit in each of the 20,146 seats at The Den in a bid to raise funds and awareness for the charity which continues to help him and many others. As a gesture of their thanks to Millwall Football Club, Bromley Mencap will donate 20 per cent of all monies raised from 'Craig's Challenge' to Prostate Cancer UK.

Starting on Friday 10th April Craig, a regular in the Dockers Stand, will start his mammoth sit-athon in the North Stand, finishing his 20,146 seat challenge in the home dug-out before kick-off on Saturday 11th April, when The Lions host Watford.

Craig's step mum Karen, Millwall's Academy Secretary, said: "This is a great way for Craig to say 'Thank you' to Bromley Mencap for all the help and support they continue to give him and others. Mencap as a whole offers a fantastic range of services and activities for disabled people of all ages. This also includes offering invaluable help and support to families and carers too.

"Craig came up with the idea after seeing Alan Shearer and Robbie Savage undertake a similar type of challenge for Sport Relief at Wembley Stadium. I have warned him that he will get a sore backside, but he is determined to carry on regardless, so any messages of support or donations really will be gratefully received."

The repetitive nature of Craig's challenge means that with 20,146 repeats of the same movement continuously, his quad and glut muscles are likely to take real punishment – as well as possible blisters and sores on the hips, bottom and groin.

Mencap bucket collectors will be in the main car park on the day of the Watford game, but if you would like to make a donation on-line beforehand please show your suppport for 'Craig's Challenge' by donating here at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CraigWilson9

To find out more about the fantastic services offered by Bromley Mencap please click here

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