Alfie & Jesse’s Football Road Trip Fundraiser kicks off

11-year old twins, Alfie and Jesse, have embarked on an ambitious road trip aiming to visit all 20 premiership football grounds.

Jesse was born with cerebral palsy and hypermobility and as part of a school project the boys decided that they would like to raise money to help the Cerebral Palsy Sport, at the same time raising awareness of the important work of the charity.

The twins are mad on football and the family decided that they could do a road trip and try to visit as many stadiums as possible. They started their challenge in December and aim to be completed by June.

In December they visited Bournemouth, Southampton and Brighton on the first leg of the Charity Road Trip and have been treated to tours around the grounds and been met with lots of interest.

Next month they are off the London to visit all the premier league clubs there. In April the longer road trip happens when hopefully they will visit Liverpool clubs, Manchester clubs, Burnley, Sheffield Utd, Leicester City, Aston Villa and Wolves.

Jesse plays football in mainstream but also for CP SW (CP south west based in Bridgewater Somerset). Although mainstream football works for him at present, the family felt that with time the demands and physicality could become more challenging. They found the contact details of CPSW through the CP Sport website last year and Jesse now loves playing CP football.

The boys hope this project can raise money for CP Sport, awareness of CP Football within their locality and on social media, and to use the road trip to gain a better insight on how and what premier league clubs do to support disabilities especially CP. 

Follow their adventures on Twitter at @and_footie and find their Facebook Fundraiser page here