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Joe Quest

4 February 2014

Interesting visitor at the Brentford game

We had a special visitor to the Greenhous Meadow on Saturday for the Brentford match.  73 year old Joseph Quest had walked from his home in Barrow in Cumbria to the match!  He left home on the previous Tuesday and after the match started to make his way back.

Joseph is an incredible man.  He has been walking to football grounds around the country since the 23rd January 1999.  Not just league grounds but non-league of all sorts.  In that time he has visited 935 grounds, walking 57,004 miles to date.  His journey to Shrewsbury took four days and was a distance of 291 miles.  He has only Rotherham’s New York stadium to visit of the new league stadiums.  He had visited the old Gay Meadow before.  He had to visit Ipswich twice because the first time he arrived late and only saw the last 10 minutes of the game!

Why does he do it?  He had close relatives who had died from cancer and as he had retired he decided to do something for charity.  He has raised during the past 15 years over £250,000 for Cancer Research, an incredible effort.

In his fluorescent jacket and trousers, with his placards explaining his cause around his neck, Joe really stands out in a crowd.  He enjoyed the match and a slap up meal and then set off into the night.

On a day when we were celebrating the life of one of our own supporter legends, Michael “Monty” Evans, how apt that another legend should turn up at our door.

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