Scott Rees & Co are pleased to announce that they will be supporting Carl Eaton, manager of the town’s most popular football team, the Skem Men-aces, as he bids to complete the Manchester Marathon on the 2nd April.
Since their formation, the Men-Aces have celebrated some fantastic achievements, from winning a silver medal in the Special Olympics, to having several players represent the UK’s Mencap team and win the European Championships. All of these achievements have been helped and supported by Carl and now he is asking people to support him as he embarks on the biggest personal challenge yet.
Carl, who received the Queens award for Voluntary Groups with the Menaces last year (equivalent of an MBE),was born with Spina Bifida which has left him wheelchair bound and force to deal with pain on a daily basis. Yet he is willing to put all that aside to tackle the Manchester Marathon, to raise money to take the players from his club away on an outbound holiday in the lakes.
Scott Rees and Co have agreed to support Carl by sponsoring him £20 per mile completed. Speaking about Carl’s efforts, Partner at the firm, David Byrne, said:
“Carl truly is an inspiration, not only to the 50 plus players he has helped get into football, but to the town of Skelmersdale. Under his guidance, we have seen the Men-Aces grow into the town’s most popular sports team, achieving great success on the pitch, and in the process they have raised tens of thousands for various different charities through a number of great events.
For Carl to take on the marathon is a truly brave commitment considering his own personal situation, yet having met with him last week, it is clear to see how determined he is to get round the course and just how much the Men-Aces means to him.
Naturally we are delighted to support him with this and we would encourage everyone to dig deep and donate to help Carl reach his target.”
Overall Carl is looking to raise £10,000 and you can support him with his efforts by visiting his Go Fund Me Page, Eaton up the Miles
Carl was interviewed recently by Wish FM to discuss the Skem Men-Aces and the reason he is tackling the marathon. Watch below to find out what he had to say.