I have another professional footballer joining me on my Fothers Mission 24 in the form of Lincoln City midfielder, Jorge Grant.
It’s great to have Jorge running with me as, like Ryan Yates who is also running, he was at Forest’s Academy and played for the first team here, and not to mention an excellent footballer.
I know Jorge from his time at both Forest and Notts County, but I also know his Dad so I’m really looking forward to seeing him and running a mile with him.
Jorge is well known to Nottinghamshire football fans having played for all three of our clubs and making a positive impact at each. He made 20 appearances for Forest between 2014 and 2019 having come through the Academy. During that time, he enjoyed loan spells at Notts County and Mansfield Town, where he played a huge part in the Stags reaching the playoffs.
What is Fothers Mission 24?
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.
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