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14 June 2022

Gary Lockett, Southend United Community & Educational Trust Chairman and Director of Southend United is set to cycle from Southend-on-Sea to Southend in Scotland to raise vital funds to support the ongoing work that is carried out in the community.

Gary’s ride will start at Roots Hall Stadium, Southend-on-Sea, on 15 June, and finish at Muneroy Tearooms, in Southend, Scotland on 21 June.

There will be special guests joining Gary along the way covering various parts of the country. The aim is for Gary to raise £10,000 to support the Trust's vital work.

Gary Lockett said: "SUCET have had a difficult few years with regards to raising funds, it has been impacted by league position, by the pandemic and more recently the fire at Community Corner at Roots Hall. SUCET does fantastic work for our communities and so I felt a duty as the chairman to do my bit and help raise funds to allow SUCET to continue delivering its fine work.”

Daly Spiby said: "I am grateful to Gary for doing this fundraising event, it’s first going to be a tough personal challenge for Gary but one that we hope to see people backing and helping him raise funds to hit his target. The last couple of years have not been easy and so funds to help us continue delivery our work across Southend and south Essex will be gratefully received."

To donate, follow this link.

The Route

June 15
Southend to Chatteris 86 miles

June 16
Chatteris to Gainsborough 94 miles

June 17
Gainsborough to Northallerton 90 miles

June 18
Northallerton to Morpeth 67 miles

June 19
Morpeth to Edinburgh 103 miles

June 20
Edinburgh to Inverary 108 miles

June 21
Inverary to Southend 83 miles

Best of luck, Gary!

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