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RIP Walking Football Club raise over £7,000 with 24 hour challenge!

A 24 hour walking football festival was held in Muswell Hill in North London to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the club.

On the 18-19th June 2024, RIP Walking Football Club hosted a 24 hour walking football festival in Muswell Hill in North London to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the club.

In conjunction with Middlesex FA and Prostate Cancer UK, RIP invited 12 teams to come and play in a continuous Walking Football game over two days to help raise awareness of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women.  

Every player received either a Prostate Cancer t-shirt or one from Jnetics, a local charity that raises funds for cancer research. Information flyers were given out and clubs were asked to tell all their players about the importance of a yearly PSA test. We estimate that we have got that message across to around 2,000 men. 

Over £7,000 was raised for our clubs’ nominated charity Prostate Cancer UK.

Kevin Zaints of Maccabi Strollers said of the festival: "It was an honour to captain Maccabi at such an event. We achieved two wins and a draw but we played them 16 hours into the 24 and I guess they were a bit tired by then! But of course the best result was helping raise over £7,200 for Prostate Cancer UK."

Steve Kibler, manager of Welwyn Extra Time WFC, said: "Brilliant effort - a fantastic event by RIP."

Steve Tongue of Leyton Orient WFC agreed, saying: "Well done Howard and David, a brilliant effort and thanks for all your hard work. Our boys really enjoyed it and it’s in the diary for next year."

We aim to run an expanded festival next year on 18-19th June 2025.

For further information about playing walking football with RIP every Monday or Thursday morning, please contact and either Howard Skolnick or David Reader (Co-chairs 10th Anniversary event) will come back to you.

RIP WFC are regularly participants in the Middlesex FA Walking Football festival, which will return again for season 2024/25.

You can read about a recent one here, and for more information about how you can get involved, please contact