Leeds First Direct Arena news: arena team take on charity castle challenge

The challenge will end at Clifford's Tower, York
The challenge will end at Clifford's Tower, York
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On Saturday, Tony Watson, Leeds FD Arena’s marketing manager and two colleagues will take on a challenge to visit 24 castles in 24 hours, taking in over 1000 miles, with the castles being chosen by some of their social media followers.

Tony explained: “This is to raise funds for the homeless charity Simon on the Streets, we will be visiting the UK’s most spectacular stately homes to raise funds for those that don’t have a home at all.

“It’s going to be one heck of a journey. We won’t be able to stop long at each location, as we need to maintain an average of 50mph for 24 hours, including central London and Cardiff. The challenge is to get a photograph with the castles in the background.”

On January 31, the team will be setting off from Bamburgh Castle just after sunrise, reaching Lindisfarne by 7.39am, then Edinburgh Castle by 9.43am and Stirling by 11.15am, followed by Carlisle around 1.10pm, also taking in Donninton, Windsor, the Tower of London and ending at Clifford Tower, York, at sunrise on February 1.

Donate at www.justgiving.com/Castle24, facebook: /JKTCharityChallenge, twitter /JKTChallenge, aerial view: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLzCJHuvagU