Lifelong Charlton fan Adam Palmer is holding a year-long fundraiser, aiming to raise as much money as possible in aid of Leukemia Care and on Saturday will walk from The Valley to Priestfield Stadium.
Adam is hosting events such as raffles, sweepstakes and auctioning off signed sportswear in order to raise as much as possible.
Over the years Adam’s hard work within the community has been recognised as he picked up the Pride in Medway Fundraiser of the Year 2022 award, as well as winning an award at the 2021 Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing awards.
He said: “I am doing a year of fundraising for Leukemia Care. My dad battled leukemia for nine years. Leukemia Care is a charity close to my heart. What I have been doing is different fundraisers from January up until now, such as speed quizzes and scratch cards each month where someone pays £5 for a team and once all the teams are sold, half the money goes to Leukemia Care and half the money goes to the winner - it could be £100+."
Adam’s next major fundraising event is his sponsored walk from The Valley to Priestfield Stadium this Saturday, when they will be wearing unique Leukemia Care t-shirts along the way.
So far Adam has raised over £1,300 in 2023, recently auctioning off a signed Tottenham shirt to raise £250 and also holding a sweepstake for the Grand National last month.
“I’ll be doing a raffle in July," he added. “ Last time I managed to get over 100 prizes and raised over £1,000 from the raffle alone. Different things I have lined up, one of my friends is doing a charity football match also in aid of Leukemia Care, getting semi-pros and ex-pros to play against his team Rochester City."
He admitted that due to work commitments he hasn’t been able to get down to The Valley as often as he hoped this season. However, he was in attendance for Charlton’s dramatic 4-4 draw with Ipswich Town in October.
“It’s one of those where my dad was just a massive football fan and it followed on through the family. Me and my brother are both football fans. I haven’t been able to get to see Charlton as much - the last time I went was when we played Ipswich and drew 4-4.”
Adam will be holding a variety of events and fundraisers throughout the year. Supporters can find out more information by contacting Adam in the links below.
(Article by Alex Forrest)