Geordies striker Gareth- spurred on by Shearer- completes his marathon charity run

Gareth runs 100k- and gets a thank you from a legend

Last month we brought you the news that Hanwell Town striker Gareth Chendlik was taking on a 10K run to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Well he didn't just run once, he ran ten times- a total of one hundred kilometres (that's sixty two miles in old money)- and not only has he raised lots of cash, he's become a celebrity in the North East of England.

The growing relationship between our Geordies and those other Geordies- Newcastle United- was noticed by the BBC's flagship local news programme, Look North, and Gareth and Town were featured in front of a northern audience of millions! And you can watch it here. As you will find, the clip also includes a message for Gareth from another black and white number nine, the one and only Alan Shearer!

The running may have stopped, but you can still donate- and you don't have to be a Geordie to contribute, even Mackem money will be fine! Head here and dig deep.

Where next?

Thank you from the Urchins! Hornchurch Chairman Alex Sharp has been in touch to express his gratitude
Proud! Urchins overcome the odds- for the sixth time- to reach the FA Trophy Final

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