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Corin Hits Charity Trail

20 years means 20 challenges for Haines

18 July 2019

Corin Haines is aiming to complete twenty charity challenges to celebrate twenty years with the U's

Amongst the 20 activities, Corin will be kayaking, running, cycling, walking and taking part in a 20-a-side football match and a 20/20 game of cricket.

Wearing 20 different U's shirts and hitting the crossbar 20 times in twenty minutes from 20 yards should be less strenuous, as he raises money for Age Concern and the Club's Football in the Community.

To donate to Corin's challenge, click HERE.

Of his time at the U's, Corin commented: "On arriving at the club back in July 2000 to start my apprenticeship, I never imagined that I would fulfil so many years working at this exceptional football club.’’

"Throughout my time at Colchester United, I have been fortunate to have worked with so many superb people, and contribute to the vast amount of community work the club undertakes on a  daily basis.

"I take great pleasure working for an organisation knowing that our staff and the projects we operate have such a positive impact on people's lives, and that’s one of the many reasons why I love this job.

"I hope these 20 challenges throughout my 20th season will encourage fans, peers and the wider community to contribute either by joining me along the way or making a donation to support two worthwhile causes.’’

Chairman Robbie Cowling added: "You know you’re getting old when someone who looks young is telling you they have worked for Colchester United for 20 years.

"Well that’s the case with Corin and in typical Corin fashion, he doesn’t want an engraved watch to celebrate the milestone but instead he is going to mark the occasion a bit differently.

"His 20th year takes him into the year 2020, so he's doing 20 challenges that mostly include doing 20 of something."

"For example his first challenge is on the 4th August when he plans to Kayak 20km from Sudbury to Manningtree.

"I’m joining him for that first event and I’m also going to donate £20 each time he completes an event, so hopefully I’ll be presenting him with a cheque for £400 when I join him for his last event too."

4th Aug 2019 Kayak 20km  Sudbury-Manningtree 8am-6pm
17th Aug 2019 Fans Community walk from Layer Road to JSCS before Cambridge fixture 11am depart Layer Road, finish in Legends Bar 
24th Aug 2019 20km Bike ride from Florence Park to JSCS before Northampton fixture 12noon depart Florence Park
9th Sept 2019 20km row on rowing machine  6pm Gym in Colchester 
26th Oct 2019 20 mile bike ride to JSCS before Newport County fixture  Depart Mersea 11am 
13th Oct 2019 20km coastal walk around Mersea Island  10am-2pm 
Various Visit 20 different community sessions within 20 days   TBC 
16th Nov 2019 Sit on 2,000 seats at JSCS before the Bradford City fixture 12noon - 2pm 
Various Wear 20 different CUFC shirts to 20 different days at work  TBC 
14th Dec 2019 Visit 20 different EFL and non-league grounds in 20 hrs  Route TBC 
18th Dec 2019 20 km run on running machine  6pm Gym in Colchester 
Date TBC Hit the cross bar 20 times in 20 mins from 20 yards   Shrub End date TBC 
Date TBC  20 mile bike ride on excercise bike  6pm Gym in Colchester 
1st Feb 2020 Cycle to Cambridge away fixture  Depart JSCS @ 8.30am arrive 12.30pm
8th Feb 2020 20km run from Florence Park to JSCS before Plymouth Fixture 10.30am depart Florence Park
22nd Mar 2020 20km coastal run around Mersea Island  7am-10am 
28th Mar 2020 Sleep Rough at JSCS after Mansfield home fixture After FITC day 2019 - 8pm-8am
17th April 2020 20 v 20 football match @ Shrub End with 20 current and ex peers 6pm - 8pm 
Date TBC  20/20 Overs charity cricket match  TBC 
25th April 2020 20km run around JSCS stadium before FRG home fixture 12..30-2.30pm 

If you have anything '20' related you want to celebrate, 20 years since you watched your first U's game, your 20th birthday or anniversary, or if you just want to join in the fun, contact Corin via email at or on 07540 722804.

If you would like to donate, click HERE 

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