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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  Complete
17th Aug 2019 Fans Community walk from Layer Road to JSCS before Cambridge fixture Complete
24th Aug 2019 20km Bike ride from Florence Park to JSCS before Northampton fixture Complete
9th Sept 2019 20km row on rowing machine  Complete
13th Oct 2019 20km coastal walk around Mersea Island  Complete
8th Nov 2019 20km coastal run around Mersea Island   Complete
12th Jan 2020 20 miles then 20km on exercise bike Complete 
18th Jan 2020 20 mile bike ride to JCS Complete
18th Jan 2020 Sit on 2020 seats before a game  Complete
1st Feb 2020 Cycle to Cambridge away fixture Depart JCS at 7.30am 
8th Feb 2020 20km run from Florence Park to JCS before Plymouth Fixture 10.30am depart Florence Park
15th Feb 2020  20 mile bike ride on excercise bike  10am Gym in Colchester 
Various Visit 20 different Community sessions in 20 days  Various
March Open to ideas and suggestions  
5th Apr 2020 20 km coastal walk then a 20km run around Mersea Island 9am-4pm 
11th Apr 2020 Wear 20 different U's shirts at 20 different grounds  
11th Apr 2020 Visit 20 different football grounds over 220 miles   
17th Apr 2020  Charity Football match at Shrub End with 20 current and ex peers 6-8pm 
17th Apr 2020 Hit the cross bar 20 times in 20 mins from 20 yards 6-8pm 
25th Apr 2020 20 km 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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