AS CHELSEA and Leicester City prepare to face each other in the FA Cup Final, a town referee has swapped the Road to Wembley for the roads around Evesham to raise cash for charity.
Neil Pratt has challenged himself to run five km a day in 2021 to raise much-needed funds for Prostate Cancer UK, the leading charity tackling the most common cancer in men in the UK.
The dedicated man in black was inspired in his attempt to show prostate cancer the red card after a local refereeing colleague was diagnose with the illness in 2020.
Neil, a member of the Evesham Referees Association who has taken charge of numerous games locally, vowed to lace up his running shoes in a bid to raise at least £2,000 for the charity.
“I wanted to do something to raise awareness and much needed funds for the cause so I decided to challenge myself to run five km a day every day in 2021,” he said.
Neil has already broken his own personal best numerous times and hopes his efforts will lead to the final whistle being blown on the suffering caused by the illness.
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