Trekking to raise money for homeless

C130675-2 Chi Homeless World Cup  Chris Peckett and George Horner who are going on a 250 mile walk to raise money to volunteer in the Homeless World Cup.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130675-2
C130675-2 Chi Homeless World Cup Chris Peckett and George Horner who are going on a 250 mile walk to raise money to volunteer in the Homeless World Cup.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130675-2

TWO graduates are trekking between 19 football grounds in 15 days to raise money for the Homeless World Cup.

Chris Peckett and George Horner set off on their 250-mile journey from Chichester on Monday morning (June 24) and are scheduled to finish at the Amex Stadium in Brighton on July 8.

The two former University of Chichester students finished their studies in May.

Speaking on the phone from Emsworth on Monday morning en route to Portsmouth, Chris said it all started positively.

“We started to walk this morning, it’s early days but the fundraising’s going really well,” he said.

“We’ve raised £700 before we’ve started walking.”

He said he found out about the competition online and as a ‘massive football fan’, decided to volunteer.

The competition, in Poland in August, aims to use football to energise homeless people so they can change their lives.

The pair will volunteer at the tournament and all funds raised go towards it.

Throughout their travels, they will visit Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading, Watford, Crawley and a number of London clubs.

To follow Chris and Steve’s progress, visit http://on.fb.me/12dWwM4 
and to donate to the cause, visit www.justgiving.com/Chris-Peckett1