Search

Little takes on large challenge

10:00 04 February 2016

Stacey Little has signed up for Men United's Football to Amsterdam cycle

Stacey Little has signed up for Men United's Football to Amsterdam cycle

Archant

Ex-West Ham Ladies skipper signs up for Men United cycle

Stacey Little has signed up for Men United's Football to Amsterdam cycleStacey Little has signed up for Men United's Football to Amsterdam cycle

Former West Ham Ladies captain Stacey Little will swap football boots for cycle boots after signing up for Men United’s Football to Amsterdam cycling challenge.

Little will form part of the Dagenham & Redbridge squad that will tackle the 145-mile event from June 3-5 and will be joined by 500 other football mad fans, players and staff heading to the Dutch capital.

Prostate Cancer UK, the official charity partner of The Football League, has raised more than £500,000 from three previous rides from London to Amsterdam — and this year there are now not one but three Grand Departs.

For the fourth year the event will start in London, but there are also two new starting spots for 2016, with riders able to roll out from Ipswich alongside Terry Butcher or in Yorkshire, Oakwell home of Barnsley FC with former Sheffield Wednesday and England international Viv Anderson.

Little joins the Football to Amsterdam peloton for the first time at the southern leg of the charity ride starting at the Olympic Park, a place the Hammers fan will soon come to know very well.

Since pledging her allegiance to Men United and signing up for the ride Stacey has already started her fundraising and there is still time to support her at https://www.justgiving.com/Stacey-Little1/.

The money raised by all involved will go to help beat a disease that affects one in eight men in the UK and Little admitted that she did not know the shocking statistics until signing up for the cycle.

“Until signing up I really didn’t realise just how many people prostate cancer has actually affected, and some of the donations have really struck a chord,” she said.

“Someone sponsored me recently saying they’d been clear of prostate cancer for three years now.

“We’re just not aware of how common it is and I’m glad I’ve got the opportunity to do this bike ride for a purpose and good cause.”

Little hopes completing Football to Amsterdam 2016 will be a memorable achievement this summer and will be riding alongside Richard Tyne, the Daggers’ Community Trust Manager, who will be heading up the squad.

The Daggers team will be holding a variety of fundraising events to reach their individual targets of £1,000 which will go towards vital services men with prostate cancer desperately need and ground-breaking research that could lead to better tests and better treatments.

“I’ve had so much support, including from people who’ve been personally affected by the disease,” she added.

“I’ve already raised over £1,000 just within a couple of months of fundraising and that’s just from doing my usual thing on Twitter and Facebook.”

If you’re a football fan and would like to join Stacey and the 500-strong peloton on their ride to Amsterdam check out prostatecanceruk.org/amsterdam for more information.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

13 minutes ago
Jake Sheppard of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the winning goal against Bromley (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers left it late to beat Ravens after conceding first goal once again

Yesterday, 21:41
Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the equaliser against Bromley (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 2 (Okenabirhie 40, Sheppard 88) Bromley 1 (Hanlan 7)

Yesterday, 17:30
Jake Howells made his Dagenham & Redbridge debut at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers new boy set for first start against Ravens

Yesterday, 15:00
Dagenham's director of rugby Mark Collins (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

The Central Park club earned their third victory of the campaign last weekend to continue making steps in the right direction

Yesterday, 13:00
Clapton's defence clears the ball against Barking (pic Terry Gilbert)

The Blues have built up a healthy advantage at the top of the table since Tons last played on February 4

Yesterday, 12:00
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers boss feel pitch at Victoria Road feels pitch at Victoria Road no longer suits a passing style

Yesterday, 08:00
Barking & Dagenham under-11s face the camera in kit sponsored by CH Accounting

Chelmsford & Mid Essex 5 Barking & Dagenham 0

Mon, 17:00
A Sporting Bengal United player clears a Barking shot off the line during Saturday's match (pic: Terry Gilbert).

The Mile End Stadium outfit lost an eight-goal thriller 5-3 on Saturday, but gave title hopefuls a scare

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Are you in need of a new kitchen? Try our competition and you could win a brand new one!

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

MyOffers H&M Competition

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now