This years football close season has been the busiest I have experienced in over 40 years, From the day after the last game of the season we have had contractors on site in so many different areas of the stadium. Involving the removal o the Abbey Arms that was first brought on site by Reg Smart as a gym for John Beck, The replacement units are on site but we still have work to complete.
The Dublin suite kitchen has been gutted and fully refurbished and all new equipment installed, Tea bar one at the rear of the main stand has also been gutted and all new equipment installed.
The Signature suite has also seen some changes and a complete re-design has taken place in what was the executive lounge. The match day reception area has also been replaced making it more welcoming.
A children's play area has been installed outside the club shop and a number of areas in the stadium including the mobility area at the North end have been resurfaced, all this on top o what is my busiest time o the year with all the annual certification work or the local authority.
But there is generally a positive that comes out of most situations ? My positive is that there have been days I have walked in excess of 30.000 steps a day which has been a massive help towards my walk to Qatar.
I have now covered 3,983,184 steps which leaves me 1,254,576 steps to complete my journey before the world cup kicks off.
Thanks again to everyone who has donated over the months and to the most recent donation of £250 from Les Holloway who lives in Spain .
The walk has now raised £13,700 which will be a great help to SHOUT 85258.
Please continue to spread the word and lets hope the donations pick up again.
Ian Darler B.E.M