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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07540 722804.
If you would like to donate, click HERE