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Pensioner stops at Daggers as part of 7,900 mile charity trek

PUBLISHED: 10:42 10 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:42 10 May 2013

Andy Peddle, from Buckingham, pays a visit to the Daggers grounds as part of his mission to walk across the UK and visit all 92 Premier League and Football League clubs for charity.

Andy Peddle, from Buckingham, pays a visit to the Daggers grounds as part of his mission to walk across the UK and visit all 92 Premier League and Football League clubs for charity.

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This week a rather dapper pensioner strode into the Daggers stadium and burst into the classic football anthem, You’ll Never Walk alone.

Andy Peddle, from Buckingham, was paying a visit to the grounds as part of mission to walk across the UK and visit all 92 Premier League and Football League clubs and a number of Salvation Army centres.

The 70-year-old, who began his 7,900 mile trek in Shetland last May and has 32 clubs left, is raising cash for victims of human trafficking and the homeless on behalf of the Salvation Army.

Each time he enters a club Andy, dressed in a top hat and suit, sings You’ll Never Walk Alone, the popular Carousel number often performed by football fans.

He hopes to raise more than £100,000 and has just passed the £32,000 mark.

Teresa Parish, from Daggers, presented Andy with a signed club pennant which he will use as a raffle prize.

She said: “Walking 7,900 is a hell of a feat. We’re very impressed by what he’s doing and it’s great that we can be part of it.

“He seemed in very good spirits when he arrived. He stopped for a cup of tea and then headed off to West Ham.”

To support Andy’s efforts contact Major Nigel Shultz at the Barking Salvation Army centre on 0208 594 2964 or email barking@salvationarmy.org.uk.


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