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The Sheikh of Dubai leads the way (well almost)

The first £1,000 has been raised for this year’s FC Minithon. Sam Mullock (Didsbury Branch) has taken a huge early lead on £255. But fast catching Sam up on his camel is Dubai sheik, George Hayden on £125 and, a short hump away, Vinny Thompson (Tameside) on £122.

FC United foreign legionnaire and supporter, George Hayden, will brave the Dubai scorching heat and cover 5.8k on October 17th. Let’s hope George finds oil and becomes our very own rich Middle East backer! On the same day, the FC "Run, Walk or Crawl" Minithon takes place in Manchester, London, Wimbledon, Sydney, Los Angeles, Boston and Merthyr, when FC supporters will be participating to prove that they are the best at raising money for their club.

Less than three weeks to go so, get on the Minithon.

FC Players, Jake Cottrell, Glynn Hurst, Carlos Roca, Martin Parker, Sam Ashton, Nicky Platt, Mike Norton, Zach Hibbert, Scott McManus, Jake Cottrell and Richard Battersby have all signed up to participate, so hopefully our fans will respond by getting involved.

Premier League club owners live off the sweat of the players and supporters but FC United expects all its owners to give sweat for the club, and we need every half-fit supporter to assist in this event, which is of huge benefit as we prepare for Ten Acres Lane. The Manchester event starting from Chorlton Green is also a fun day out. Andy Walsh, FC General Manager is looking forward to taking part, pointing to it being a great family event: "Those with families and the crawlers will be pleased to learn that we have hired two knowledgeable local wildlife enthusiasts who will give talks about the wild birds and beasties as we cross Chorlton Meadows . Young people are also being offered Achievement Certificates to use for their school etc and family entertainment follows the Minithon in Chorlton Irish Club."

So please sign up for a great day out at www.fc-utd.co.uk/minithon2010, get sponsored and help raise money for the club and the Frost Foundation charity for local children. You can crawl, walk or run for FC in Manchester, Wimbledon, Battersea Park, LA, Boston, Sydney or Dubai - and next year Newton Heath"¦ so gear up and have a laugh

Prizes are on offer for best dressed adult branches, adults and juniors, best headgear, fastest dog and owner, fastest players and fastest male and female adults and under 18s. Only those that adults that have raised a minimum of £50 sponsorship are eligible for prizes.

And why not get backing for these fans and players on the Stroll of Honour?

Andy Walsh http://www.justgiving.com/AndyWalshFC
Michael Burtonwood http://www.justgiving.com/MichaelBurtonwood
George Hayden http://www.justgiving.com/George-Hayden
Sam Mullock http://www.justgiving.com/Sam-Mullock
John Stacey http://www.justgiving.com/John-Stacey
Jack Veevers http://www.justgiving.com/Jack-Veevers
Paul Crean http://www.justgiving.com/Paul-the-rocket-Crean
Stuart Craig http://www.justgiving.com/stuart-craig
Stephen Welch http://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Welch
Guy Mansfield and Lewis Mattison http://www.justgiving.com/gmansfield
John England http://www.justgiving.com/John-England0
Vinny Thompson http://www.justgiving.com/vinny-thompson
Edward Noone http://www.justgiving.com/ed-noone
Christine Materna http://www.justgiving.com/Christine-Materna
Mary Rayner http://www.justgiving.com/Mary-Rayner
Scott Fletcher http://www.justgiving.com/ScottMini2010
Mark Van Spall http://www.justgiving.com/Mark-Van-Spall

Back the Players here

Karl and Helen Marginson and family http://www.justgiving.com/Marginson-and-The-Family
Roy Soule http://www.justgiving.com/Roy-Soule-2010
Margaret Soule http://www.justgiving.com/Margaret-Soule2010
Jake Cottrell http://www.justgiving.com/Jake-Cottrell2010
Glynn Hurst http://www.justgiving.com/Glynn-Hurst
Richard Battersby http://www.justgiving.com/Richard-Battersby2010
Carlos Roca http://www.justgiving.com/Carlos-Roca2010
Martin Parker http://www.justgiving.com/Martin-Parker2010
Rob Nugent http://www.justgiving.com/Rob-Nugent2010
Sam Ashton http://www.justgiving.com/Sam-Ashton2010
Nicky Platt http://www.justgiving.com/Nicky-Platt2010
Mike Norton http://www.justgiving.com/Mike-Norton-2010
Zach Hibbert http://www.justgiving.com/Scott-McManus-2010
Scott McManus http://www.justgiving.com/Zach-Hibbert-2010

More information and materials available at minithon2010docs

The FC United Minithon is supported by the Co-operative Membership.

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First Posted ~ 14:34 Mon 4 Oct 2010
News ID ~ 3121
Last Updated ~ 12:57 Mon 21 May 2018