Around the grounds in 24 hours!

THREE years ago the old Gretna FC completed their lightning tour round Scottish football grounds as they flew through the leagues only to crash and burn.

Now fans of the club formed in their place, Gretna FC 2008, are attempting to copy this feat in only 24 hours. Starting at Shielfield Park, Berwick at 9am on Friday, July 15, they will visit every Scottish ground, arriving back in time for Gretna’s Gala Day the following day.

And along the way they’ll be raising money for the new club and Macmillan Cancer Support. Sponsorship has been arranged as well as a charity auction and raffle.

The supporters will be in Peterhead around 5.15pm on Friday afternoon, July 15.

Gretna 2008 were founded by local supporters with a passion for the game who wanted to ensure that the community had a team to cheer. They play in the East of Scotland league, and, following a successful season, have just gained promotion to the EOS Premier Division.

The fans are aiming to raise much needed funds to go towards the continued running and development of the club into next season and beyond, as well as helping to maintain the ground and hopefully repairing the floodlights.

Macmillan Cancer Support is a UK-wide charity who offer a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Not only patients who live with cancer, but also their carers, families and communities.

They’re a charity who are close to the supporters’ hearts personally, which is why they have chosen to give them half of all the money raised.

Look out for the Gretna FC 2008 fans and their support bus if you’re in the area.