Palace fan fuels Marchers with 'Bootchamp Breakfast'
Crystal Palace supporter and local businessman Graham Orr is giving Eagles fans a boost before they walk 26.2 miles across London, by providing over 100 breakfasts at Selhurst Park.
The walkers, who have so far raised over £30,000 for the Palace for Life Foundation, will arrive at the stadium at 7am on Saturday 7 October before undertaking the Marathon March, powered by Utilita, across the capital to Trafalgar Square.
Orr, who launched the business Bootchamp in 2016 to encourage children to take pride in cleaning their football boots, will be on hand to dish out the early morning meals and help the group on their way.
He said: “I’m really pleased to be able to support the Marathon March by providing breakfasts for the walkers. They are undertaking a real physical challenge and it is important that they take on enough fuel to keep them going!
“As a Palace fan, I’m delighted to be a part of the March and support the Palace for Life Foundation to ensure they can continue the great work they do with the young people of our community in south London.”
Graham Orr launched Bootchamp in November 2016 after trying in vain to get his son to clean his football boots before a match. Bootchamp provides a kit for the whole experience, from finishing the match, getting dirty boots home, and cleaning the boots. Orr hopes that Bootchamp gives children the pride and responsibility in cleaning their kit, and with the disciplines this involves, hopes it will help shape them and give them the mental edge when crossing that line on the pitch.
All proceeds raised from the Marathon March will go towards supporting the Foundation’s mission of “helping young south Londoners grow through sport”. The Foundation focuses on young people who face severe challenges in their lives, including mental health, social exclusion, obesity, disability and finding employment.
If you want to support the Marathon March, you can donate £5 by texting CPFC17 5 to 70070 or through the below link: