The 2015 Chappie’s Challenge takes place on Saturday 18 April as eight cyclists – including Shots Commercial Manager and all-time leading goalscorer Mark Butler – ride from Wembley to the Electrical Services Stadium in honour of Steve ‘Chappie’ Chapman.
The Challenge, which last year raised over £1500, will again raise funds for Aldershot charity CSSEF, Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund which provides deaf awareness sessions for schools and youth groups. Donations can be made online via https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/chappieschallengers.
The group will cycle the 50 mile route from the national stadium to arrive in Aldershot before kick-off at the ESS as The Shots host Chester at 3pm.
CSSEF hope to put some of the funds towards an outdoor sound system – costing £1000 – for a local school, to complement their work to improve the acoustics in classrooms across Hampshire and Surrey.
Also cycling from Wembley to Aldershot, as part of the group, is Paul Johnston Naylor, who will complete 10 races during 2015, including half-marathons and triathlons, in aid of CSSEF.
Founded in 2010 by the parents of Chloe and Sophie Jackson, CSSEF provides deaf awareness sessions and resources to schools, youth groups and businesses, including radio aids, soundfield systems and sound-proofing materials, as well as vibrating watches which help children keep track of daily activities. The Charity also provides financial support and advice to other families with children who experience hearing difficulties. For further information, visit www.cssef.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chappie’s Challenge is an annual charity event established by Jackie Jones in honour of her fiancé Steve Chapman, one of The Shots’ best-known and most passionate fans, who died in 2011.