Die-hard fan to walk from Roots Hall to West Ham for Bobby Moore fund

His boots are made for walking – Kas Omer will trek 50 miles

Bobby Moore

First published in Southend

A DIE-HARD West Ham fan is walking-the-walk for five days to raise money for a charity dedicated to his footballing hero, Bobby Moore.

Kas Omer, 47, will be joining fellow football fans on a march from the centre circle of Southend United’s Roots Hall stadium to the centre circle of Upton Park, West Ham’s ground, next month.

It will raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund.

Kas, who lives in Thisselt Road, Canvey, will be walking the 50 miles over five days in a journey that will take him across Southend, Basildon, Billericay, and Hornchurch.

The group will arrive at Upton Park on Saturday, February 22 – the day the team play Southampton in a crunch Premier League clash.

Fans are travelling from as far as Norway, Italy and even Australia to take part in the trek.

Kas, who has been a season ticket holder for 16 years, said: “Bobby Moore was an icon for club and country and it is a pleasure to walk in his memory whilst raising money for Cancer Research.

“I would expect there to be around 200 people taking part, although not all of them will complete the five days.

“I hope we can get a win against Southampton on the day then it will be great for the fans who have travelled from afar and even better for the team to get some points on the board.”

Bobby Moore, who died in 1993 aged 51 from bowel and liver cancer, is revered by Hammers fans after he appeared for the club more than 540 times and was England’s World Cup winning captain in 1966.

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7:27am Thu 16 Jan 14

supermadmax says...

"walking the 50 miles over five days"

They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.
"walking the 50 miles over five days" They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special. supermadmax
  • Score: 2

9:24am Thu 16 Jan 14

maddriver says...

supermadmax wrote:
"walking the 50 miles over five days"

They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.
The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "walking the 50 miles over five days" They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.[/p][/quote]The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause. maddriver
  • Score: 5

10:02am Thu 16 Jan 14

supermadmax says...

maddriver wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
"walking the 50 miles over five days"

They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.
The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.
I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.
[quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "walking the 50 miles over five days" They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.[/p][/quote]The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.[/p][/quote]I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket. supermadmax
  • Score: 0

10:40am Thu 16 Jan 14

Chris Flunk says...

supermadmax wrote:
maddriver wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
"walking the 50 miles over five days"

They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.
The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.
I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.
"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done"

Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "walking the 50 miles over five days" They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.[/p][/quote]The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.[/p][/quote]I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.[/p][/quote]"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done" Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner. Chris Flunk
  • Score: 3

11:18am Thu 16 Jan 14

supermadmax says...

Chris Flunk wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
maddriver wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
"walking the 50 miles over five days"

They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.
The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.
I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.
"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done"

Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner.
I could understand if he had one leg (for example) but he appears to be of standard health.

You claim "In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner"

Thousands of people raise money in essex for great causes every week, there is nothing newsworthy about this particular case.
[quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "walking the 50 miles over five days" They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.[/p][/quote]The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.[/p][/quote]I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.[/p][/quote]"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done" Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner.[/p][/quote]I could understand if he had one leg (for example) but he appears to be of standard health. You claim "In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner" Thousands of people raise money in essex for great causes every week, there is nothing newsworthy about this particular case. supermadmax
  • Score: -6

11:39am Thu 16 Jan 14

Chris Flunk says...

Or you could argue that there is something newsworthy about every case but at least this person had the gumption to ask his local community newspaper for support and publicity. I can't believe you can find something negative with someone attempting to raise a significant sum of money for an excellent charity like the Bobby Moore fund.
Or you could argue that there is something newsworthy about every case but at least this person had the gumption to ask his local community newspaper for support and publicity. I can't believe you can find something negative with someone attempting to raise a significant sum of money for an excellent charity like the Bobby Moore fund. Chris Flunk
  • Score: 6

11:42am Thu 16 Jan 14

Smudgie Bugglers says...

Chris Flunk wrote:
Or you could argue that there is something newsworthy about every case but at least this person had the gumption to ask his local community newspaper for support and publicity. I can't believe you can find something negative with someone attempting to raise a significant sum of money for an excellent charity like the Bobby Moore fund.
Mined you're manors!
[quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: Or you could argue that there is something newsworthy about every case but at least this person had the gumption to ask his local community newspaper for support and publicity. I can't believe you can find something negative with someone attempting to raise a significant sum of money for an excellent charity like the Bobby Moore fund.[/p][/quote]Mined you're manors! Smudgie Bugglers
  • Score: -9

11:59am Thu 16 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Good luck to him - and as for five days, I suppose he will not be walking all day and certainly not all night.

But is it really 50 miles from Southend to West Ham? Rayleigh is only 35 miles outside Central London...

Just a thought.. maybe it's the route he is taking...
Good luck to him - and as for five days, I suppose he will not be walking all day and certainly not all night. But is it really 50 miles from Southend to West Ham? Rayleigh is only 35 miles outside Central London... Just a thought.. maybe it's the route he is taking... Kim Gandy
  • Score: -3

12:56pm Thu 16 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Good luck to him - and as for five days, I suppose he will not be walking all day and certainly not all night.

But is it really 50 miles from Southend to West Ham? Rayleigh is only 35 miles outside Central London...

Just a thought.. maybe it's the route he is taking...
Maybe for once you'll put your self forward, and actually help someone, you could go as their mascot, The Parachute Regiment have a Shetland pony so an **** would fit the bill
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Good luck to him - and as for five days, I suppose he will not be walking all day and certainly not all night. But is it really 50 miles from Southend to West Ham? Rayleigh is only 35 miles outside Central London... Just a thought.. maybe it's the route he is taking...[/p][/quote]Maybe for once you'll put your self forward, and actually help someone, you could go as their mascot, The Parachute Regiment have a Shetland pony so an **** would fit the bill You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 2

1:36pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Baker-Boy says...

supermadmax wrote:
Chris Flunk wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
maddriver wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
"walking the 50 miles over five days"

They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.
The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.
I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.
"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done"

Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner.
I could understand if he had one leg (for example) but he appears to be of standard health.

You claim "In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner"

Thousands of people raise money in essex for great causes every week, there is nothing newsworthy about this particular case.
this is only a small story on here for all we know he could still be working during the days. plus you can never judge a person health by the way they look
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "walking the 50 miles over five days" They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.[/p][/quote]The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.[/p][/quote]I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.[/p][/quote]"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done" Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner.[/p][/quote]I could understand if he had one leg (for example) but he appears to be of standard health. You claim "In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner" Thousands of people raise money in essex for great causes every week, there is nothing newsworthy about this particular case.[/p][/quote]this is only a small story on here for all we know he could still be working during the days. plus you can never judge a person health by the way they look Baker-Boy
  • Score: 2

1:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

supermadmax says...

Baker-Boy wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Chris Flunk wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
maddriver wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
"walking the 50 miles over five days"

They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.
The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.
I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.
"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done"

Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner.
I could understand if he had one leg (for example) but he appears to be of standard health.

You claim "In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner"

Thousands of people raise money in essex for great causes every week, there is nothing newsworthy about this particular case.
this is only a small story on here for all we know he could still be working during the days. plus you can never judge a person health by the way they look
Fair point, providing he is disabled / ill and works 7 days a week, I concede its a good achievement.
[quote][p][bold]Baker-Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "walking the 50 miles over five days" They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.[/p][/quote]The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.[/p][/quote]I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.[/p][/quote]"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done" Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner.[/p][/quote]I could understand if he had one leg (for example) but he appears to be of standard health. You claim "In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner" Thousands of people raise money in essex for great causes every week, there is nothing newsworthy about this particular case.[/p][/quote]this is only a small story on here for all we know he could still be working during the days. plus you can never judge a person health by the way they look[/p][/quote]Fair point, providing he is disabled / ill and works 7 days a week, I concede its a good achievement. supermadmax
  • Score: -2

2:06pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Chris Flunk says...

supermadmax wrote:
Baker-Boy wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Chris Flunk wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
maddriver wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
"walking the 50 miles over five days"

They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.
The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.
I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.
"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done"

Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner.
I could understand if he had one leg (for example) but he appears to be of standard health.

You claim "In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner"

Thousands of people raise money in essex for great causes every week, there is nothing newsworthy about this particular case.
this is only a small story on here for all we know he could still be working during the days. plus you can never judge a person health by the way they look
Fair point, providing he is disabled / ill and works 7 days a week, I concede its a good achievement.
Perhaps you should try something really difficult, like a sponsored 24 hours of not being a supercilious boor. I'd put a pound in the pot for that.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baker-Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "walking the 50 miles over five days" They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.[/p][/quote]The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.[/p][/quote]I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.[/p][/quote]"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done" Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner.[/p][/quote]I could understand if he had one leg (for example) but he appears to be of standard health. You claim "In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner" Thousands of people raise money in essex for great causes every week, there is nothing newsworthy about this particular case.[/p][/quote]this is only a small story on here for all we know he could still be working during the days. plus you can never judge a person health by the way they look[/p][/quote]Fair point, providing he is disabled / ill and works 7 days a week, I concede its a good achievement.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should try something really difficult, like a sponsored 24 hours of not being a supercilious boor. I'd put a pound in the pot for that. Chris Flunk
  • Score: 3

2:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

supermadmax says...

Chris Flunk wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Baker-Boy wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Chris Flunk wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
maddriver wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
"walking the 50 miles over five days"

They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.
The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.
I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.
"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done"

Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner.
I could understand if he had one leg (for example) but he appears to be of standard health.

You claim "In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner"

Thousands of people raise money in essex for great causes every week, there is nothing newsworthy about this particular case.
this is only a small story on here for all we know he could still be working during the days. plus you can never judge a person health by the way they look
Fair point, providing he is disabled / ill and works 7 days a week, I concede its a good achievement.
Perhaps you should try something really difficult, like a sponsored 24 hours of not being a supercilious boor. I'd put a pound in the pot for that.
Only one of us has needed to resort to childish, off topic insults. I simply commented on the story. This, you see, makes you a 'supercilious boor'.
[quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baker-Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "walking the 50 miles over five days" They could do that in 10-15 hours easy. Over 5 days is nothing special.[/p][/quote]The point is that it's being done for a good cause - there is no claim for it to be 'special' just that it's raising cash for a good cause.[/p][/quote]I disagree, to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done otherwise he would be just aswell to stand on the high st with a collection bucket.[/p][/quote]"to raise cash in this manor something 'special' or challenging needs to be done" Depends which manor you're talking about. In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner.[/p][/quote]I could understand if he had one leg (for example) but he appears to be of standard health. You claim "In my manor we'd be suitably impressed by someone raising cash in this manner" Thousands of people raise money in essex for great causes every week, there is nothing newsworthy about this particular case.[/p][/quote]this is only a small story on here for all we know he could still be working during the days. plus you can never judge a person health by the way they look[/p][/quote]Fair point, providing he is disabled / ill and works 7 days a week, I concede its a good achievement.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should try something really difficult, like a sponsored 24 hours of not being a supercilious boor. I'd put a pound in the pot for that.[/p][/quote]Only one of us has needed to resort to childish, off topic insults. I simply commented on the story. This, you see, makes you a 'supercilious boor'. supermadmax
  • Score: 0

12:45pm Fri 17 Jan 14

LeighCommuter says...

Hope he packs a flak jacket!
Hope he packs a flak jacket! LeighCommuter
  • Score: 0

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