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2024 PSA testing fundraiser: Fear Pong video now on club youtube channel

edited February 22 in General Charlton
This year's fundraising event to support the PSA testing has been announced. Bob Bolder, Charlotte Richardson, Kevin Lisbie, Scott Minto, Steve Brown and Tracey Leaburn will be playing Fear Pong in the Family Activity Zone at 5.15pm on Tuesday. There's more info and a QR code to donate to the fundraiser here:
or you can go direct to the fundraising page here:
For those of you not familiar with Fear Pong, it's basically a forfeit based version of beer pong, where you try to lob a ping pong ball into a plastic cup, and your opponent has to perform the dare written on or under the cup. I'm not sure whether those listed above will be just playing against each other, or if fans can have a go at trying to trigger a forfeit for them in return for a donation, but it has potential to be enjoyably silly.

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  • As with last year, to make things a bit more interesting, I'm in for £1 for:
    • every point the 1st team get
    • every goal they score
    • plus an extra £1 if any of the academy graduates score
    • every clean sheet we keep
    • plus an extra £1 if it's the second clean sheet in a row
    between the day the fundraiser was launched and the end of the Portsmouth game on the 24th of February. So far:
    Blackpool: 1 point + 1 goal, no clean sheet = £2
    Derby: no points, goals, no clean sheets = £0
    (I know the Blackpool goal was an own goal, but whatever)
  • Just a reminder that the Fear Pong challenge is at 5:15 tonight, and as of 4:30 this afternoon, the fundraising total was just over £2000. That's still quite a way below the amount needed, and it looks like my personal sponsorship isn't going to make much of a dent in it going by results so far:
    Blackpool: 1 point + 1 goal, no clean sheet = £2
    Derby: no points, goals, no clean sheets = £0
    Reading: no points, goals, no clean sheets = £0
    Hopefully tonight's game will increase that a bit, but I'm not holding my breath, so any donations are very welcome. The club has tweeted out a quick interview with Robin Brown from the walking football team about why the testing day is important

    Not sure if you're on here Robin, but if you are, I hope the treatment is going well
  • Latest update - the club will be putting the video of the Fear Pong challenge up on their youtube channel at 6pm, but in the mean time, you can see a trailer for it here:
    I have to say Kevin Lisbie looks remarkably cheerful for someone having a bucket of ice poured down their front :)
    As of 4pm this afternoon, the fundraising total was nearly £3200, which is roughly halfway there, although with only 8 days till the testing day we need to get a shift on a bit. However, I'm not sure whether that includes the money donated by the players this week:
     
    In other news, Tuesday night's match doubled my personal sponsorship, which might sound impressive if I don't mention that takes it to a massive £4 as follows::
    Blackpool: 1 point + 1 goal, no clean sheet = £2
    Derby: no points, goals, no clean sheets = £0
    Reading: no points, goals, no clean sheets = £0
    Lincoln: 1 point + 1 goal, no clean sheet = £2. 
    However a further doubling is possible with a 1-0 win away at Bolton - yeah I know but I can dream, can't I?
  • T_C_E said:
    Last plug for this Saturday’s game v Portsmouth at The Valley, I think there are still a few spaces available to get tested and importantly we need to Help @Tracey hit that target for this worthy cause.
    Remember this day has potential to save lives and has made us all sit up and take notice that this simple test could save a life and it maybe yours.
    I’m travelling up with Bowyer one of our Therapy dogs, who’s promised to be on best behaviour 😳 and will be collecting your pennies on behalf of Prostate cancer testing day, come and say hello and bring your loose change too. 
    Thanks to Mick E, Kish and of course @Tracey for making all the arrangements to allow Bowyer in pitchside to watch at least some of the game and hopefully no one’s sitting in our seats. 😂😂😂😂

    Bow ready for defending set pieces on Saturday or chasing the Portsmouth wingers?
  • CafcSCP said:
    T_C_E said:
    Last plug for this Saturday’s game v Portsmouth at The Valley, I think there are still a few spaces available to get tested and importantly we need to Help @Tracey hit that target for this worthy cause.
    Remember this day has potential to save lives and has made us all sit up and take notice that this simple test could save a life and it maybe yours.
    I’m travelling up with Bowyer one of our Therapy dogs, who’s promised to be on best behaviour 😳 and will be collecting your pennies on behalf of Prostate cancer testing day, come and say hello and bring your loose change too. 
    Thanks to Mick E, Kish and of course @Tracey for making all the arrangements to allow Bowyer in pitchside to watch at least some of the game and hopefully no one’s sitting in our seats. 😂😂😂😂

    Bow ready for defending set pieces on Saturday or chasing the Portsmouth wingers?
    Just hope he behaves, he's used to being told to take a pi55 and a dump by the corner flags and his favourite place The Jimmy Seed Stand. ;)
  • For those of you who've not got around to watching it yet, you can see the full Fear Pong challenge here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNFv3UHY2a0
    As of 10pm tonight, the fundraising total was slightly under £3500, so we've still got a significant chunk to raise before the weekend, donations from the players notwithstanding. I've just checked the PSA test booking page and all 500 test slots are now booked, so it looks like it's going to be a busy day.
    Amazingly, Saturday's match more than doubled my personal sponsorship, and in a particularly unexpected way, so it's now up to £9 as follows:
    Blackpool: 1 point + 1 goal, no clean sheet = £2
    Derby: no points, goals, no clean sheets = £0
    Reading: no points, goals, no clean sheets = £0
    Lincoln: 1 point + 1 goal, no clean sheet = £2.
    Bolton: 1 point + 3 goals + Kanu goal bonus, no clean sheet = £5.
    Saturday's going to be my final qualifying game, and another doubling is likely to require us to beat Pompey courtesy of a Daniel Kanu hat-trick, so in the likely event that doesn't happen, I'll round my total donation up to £15 to cover the excess for one person's test.
  • edited 12:06AM
    The Charlton twitter feed have put out a video of @Tracey talking to two fans, Robin and Tony, about their experiences after being diagnosed with prostate cancer following the PSA tests:
    She's followed up with this tweet:
    "I can’t thank Robin and Tony enough for sharing their experiences ❤ It’s not an easy thing to do! To hear of similar experiences over the years it really shows how much this initiative has saved lives #cafc"
    As of 11pm tonight, the fundraising total was just over £3600, so we're still quite a way off the total needed. Thanks to everybody who's chipped in so far, but hopefully we can make a bit more of a dent in the shortfall before Saturday.
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