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Former Town player on the fundraising trail

Darryl Claypole looking to smash £5,000 target…

11 July 2022

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Former Swindon Town player, Darryl Claypole, is currently embracing one of the toughest physical challenges of his life as he attempts a virtual bike ride covering the equivalent distance of John O’Groats to Lands’ End.

Back in August this year, his son Tom, aged just 39, was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, which has spurred him on to complete this gruelling fundraising feat, with the aim of reaching £5,000.

Darryl will be pedalling around 40 miles a day at the Nuffield Gym in Chesterfield throughout the whole of July, with all proceeds going to Brain Tumour Research.

The 70-year-old made over 70 appearances for Town’s reserve side between 1967 and 1972, and following his release from the club shortly after, went on to appear for the likes of Rochdale and Halifax Town.

He then joined Kettering where he became legendary boss Ron Atkinson’s first ever signing as manager.

In order to help Darryl hit his fundraising goal, he’s reaching out to Swindon Town fans and the local community to see if we can support his efforts and help him smash his cash target.

To donate and find out more, you can visit his Just Giving page here.


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