Football Fan Ed Wood attempting ‘life changing’ Guinness World Record attempt in order to raise money for prostate cancer UKEd Wood, a long term Derby Country fan, is attempting to set a world record by attending one match at every English league ground in the shortest amount of time.
Ed will be attending Exeter City's match against Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow (31/1), making it his 88th ground attended. So far, he has raised over £5,000, which will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK.
Ed, who attended Exeter University 30 years ago, will be warmly welcomed back to the city during his short stay at St James Park.
Ed had previously set the record for the 93 in 1962. However, just a few years later he was dethroned and the record was snatched from his grasp. In a quest to regain his title, Ed needs to travel around 93 grounds in just 237 days or less. To complete the record, he must arrive at each match ahead of kick-off and remain for the entire match.
Speaking before his record attempt, he explained why he decided to raise money for his chosen charity, Ed said: “The main reason I chose to support Prostate Cancer UK is their partnership with the English Football League over the last few years,”
“You see the managers wearing the pin-badges week in and week out and start to think about all the men who are affected by the disease.”
He seems to be really enjoying his experience so far, and appreciates all the support and donations he is receiving from everyone:
“It’s there to see in the badges worn in solidarity by managers and fans, the support I’ve had in match day programmes and on club websites, and the donations I’ve received from family, friends and complete strangers."
If you wish to kindly donate money towards a great cause and assist Ed with his world record attempt, click the link below:
You can also follow Ed on twitter @edwoodchallenge and stay up to date on his progression around the country.
We all look forward on welcoming Ed to St James Park tomorrow night in order to continue his inspiring adventure.