Zoggs UK marketing manager David Annand has completed the West Ham United walk in front of 32,000 football fans.
The walk accounted for 8.5 of the total 500 miles that Annand is attempting to walk in attempt to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
The marketing manager was interviewed twice during the walk and the second time the interview was relayed live just prior to kick off.
Annand sais: “Both sets of fans were absolutely amazing and on my last 2 laps (I did 42 laps of the pitch, equalling 8.5 miles), the Brighton away fans on mass stood and applauded each time I passed them.
“One can only imagine what it must be like to score a goal in front of that many people but the support they gave me must come pretty close.”
With 13 percent of his time gone, Annand has already completed 79.8 miles – 16 percent of his total target – and raised just over £1,600.
Annand added: “As the Prostate Cancer Charity are the official sponsors of the football league, next season, I will be arranging other such walks at other football grounds, where on these occasions I will also be allowed to collect money on the day, as well as raise awareness. Volunteers to help collect on these days would be greatly appreciated – I can provide buckets!”
Annand has also arranged another awareness walk around Wembley Stadium, in September, at a Saracens rugby match, when over 80,000 will be in attendance. He will once again be interviewed and relayed on the large screens, prior to kick off.
Concluding, Annand said: “In the meantime, I will continue to plug away at the 500 miles come rain or shine, mostly rain at the moment.
“A huge thanks to those of you that have sponsored me and left supportive messages. If you would like to donate the page is http://www.justgiving.com/david500miles.”
Annand also runs a dedicated Raise awareness of prostate cancer page on Facebook, which covers not only prostate cancer issues and fund raising, but also articles on diet and exercise. To like this page, visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Raise-awareness-of-prostate-cancer/235616586530020?ref=tn_tnmn.
View David Annand at West Ham United below: