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Tommy Heads To Cambridge

1 March 2017

Another superhuman effort from U's fan.

On Saturday, the U's and a large travelling horde of supporters will be making the relatively short trip up to Cambridge United for the latest away fixture.

Having recently been to Exeter, Blackpool and Accrington, the U's supporters will be grateful for a bit of a lie-in and a quick hop up the A14 to face Shaun Derry and Joe Dunne's side.

But for U's fan Tommy Leggett, it’ll be an early start as he embarks on his latest fundraising attempt.

He tells us all about it…
Well, here we are again!

In a week I will be embarking on a journey of a kind which I had promised myself back in February last year that I would never ever attempt to undertake again!

Back then it was running from the Weston Homes Community Stadium to Roots Hall, this time it will be an even further trek all the way to the Abbey Stadium in Cambridge, 45 miles no less!

But, with the Southend run being such a huge success I couldn't possibly turn down the chance to try and emulate the task.

This time, with it being an extra 6 miles longer, I am under no illusion that it could be a few steps too far, but will give it my best shot nonetheless. 

There's a big reason for me to push through those 45 miles, as the money raised to help my son Alfie has been a tremendous help and this latest fundraising attempt will continue to make a difference – if you are able to donate, we can't thank you all enough! 

I will be leaving the WHCS at 3.30am, and hopefully be there in time for kick-off.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the support from family and especially from the Colchester United faithful who were there with me every step of the way, and the greeting that I got from the away fans at Roots Hall is something I will never forget and I can only hope for the same reception this time around! 

If you're on social media, you can follow me every step of the way, either by following me on Twitter @tommy12leggett and I will also be posting updates live via my Facebook every time I take a break. 

If you would like to check out Alfies fundraising page it's at


Good luck to Tommy – we’ll be keeping track of his progress on the club’s official Twitter feed too!

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