A GROUP of lifelong Spurs fans took on a momentous challenge at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium yesterday (Tuesday August 22) with support from the Club, to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and much needed funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

In September, 2022, Spurs fan Stuart MacCabe was diagnosed with MND at the age of 34.

Stuart’s Dad Bruce, who has been a Season Ticket Holder for 43 years, alongside his school friends Mark Fielding, Bob Clarke, Scott Lewis, and Steve Pettingill, and with help from their friends and families, yesterday attempted to sit in every seat of the iconic South Stand as many times as they could until they achieved the equivalent of the stadium capacity of 62,850 seats.

Border Telegraph: ‘Big Stadium Sit Down’ challenge for Doddie

By doing the ‘Big Stadium Sit Down’, the group were hoping to raise £5,000 for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation which is committed to raising funds to aid research into the causes of MND, investigate potential cures and provide grants to individuals living with the condition to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.

Incredibly, the group managed to complete the challenge in an impressive time of two hours and 45 minutes. The team were also surprised by a special appearance from Club Ambassador Ledley King who got involved and helped them achieve their target.

Border Telegraph: ‘Big Stadium Sit Down’ challenge for Doddie

Bruce said: “I just wanted to say a big thank you to Tottenham Hotspur for allowing us to do this brilliant event to raise awareness for MND. It’s been a great success so thank you to everyone involved.”

Mark added: “Today has been a fantastic day and I’d like to thank Spurs for their support in this event. It’s been a great challenge for us, but we’ve managed to get through it. Each and every one of us has done extremely well and we’ve completed the task a lot quicker than we thought, which is amazing. Well done to everyone who took part to help raise awareness of MND.”

The group have exceeded their target of £5,000 and have now raised £7,298.