Big Norm’s Big Walk

Jun 1, 2021 | 0 comments

Mark Crossley is the latest former footballer to give his support to Fothers Mission 24 and help with raising money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

The former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper has sent a video of support and I’m thrilled to have yet another sporting legend offering his support. Check out his message below:

‘Big Norm’ has also committed to joining the mission by walking 24 miles during the same period alongside me. He said “I know you’re going run one mile, every hour, on the hour. Well, I’ll tell you what I’m going do… I’m going to do the same, but I’m going to walk because I can’t run!”

‘Big Norm’ as he was known played more than 300 times for The Reds between 1989 and 2000 before returning to the Premier League with Middlesbrough and Fulham. After finishing his playing career with Chesterfield, he is now a highly reputable goalkeeper coach who has worked with Barnsley, Notts County and Chesterfield.

It’s an absolutely honour to have him joining me and I can’t thank him enough for his support.

What is Fothers Mission 24?

Simon Fotheringham

Fothers Mission 24 will see me, Simon Fotheringham, run a mile every hour for 24 hours to raise money for MND.

Following my father suffering for many years and losing his battle with MND last year, I wanted to do something to help the many other people and their families suffering with this horrendous disease.

I wanted to do something worthwhile and memorable in my Dad’s honour and you can read my full story here.

I’ll be joined along the way by some great friends and colleagues and also some amazing sporting and celebrity names. Only a few have been announced so far, but you can check out the full list here.

If you’d like to get involved with Fothers Mission 24, you can do so in many ways. Donations can be made via a dedicated JustGiving page, you can become a sponsor and enjoy a range of benefits. Alternatively, we appreciate all the support so feel free to spread the word and share this website with friends, family and colleagues or follow me on social media (links in the footer).


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