Swindon Town welcomed fan Sam Pierce to training last week on the last leg of his epic charity challenge in aid of two local charities to celebrate World Down’s Syndrome day, which is today.
Sam has spent the last twelve months conquering 21 epic sport and activity challenges
around the UK, culminating in joining Ben Garner’s side for a session in the run-up to
Saturday’s visit to Crawley.
From flying helicopters and driving trains to walking over the iconic O2 arena, 30-year-old Sam has tackled all manner of incredible feats to raise funds for the Upland’s Enterprise Trust and Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group.
Coming from a long line of Town fans, it was a fitting end to his mission to spend time with the players and staff last week.
Sam’s mum Leslye commented on the perfect final challenge.
“Sam and his friends are all huge Swindon fans, and also play for the club’s DS Active side, so it was a really special day for all of them.
“To spend some time taking shots and playing around with the players was something I’m sure they’ll all remember for a long time.
“The players and all the staff were so generous with their time and seemed to enjoy it just as much as the young lads did!”
For more information about Sam’s charity endeavours and to donate, visit: