Fulham Palace

100 and not out – Scott’s challenge continues!

Scott has reached the 100 day milestone while raising funds for our partnership with the British Heart Foundation!

Our Referee Development Officer, Scott Taylor is on a mission to run every day until June and has already reached the 100 day milestone and surpassed his 2023 effort while raising funds for our partnership with the British Heart Foundation

Scott completed Red January and has continued his running every day and is now aiming to beat his previous records. He’s already run 227 miles in 104 days which has included a number of half marathons for fabulous causes and various events around the country (while fitting in his day job and refereeing career).

In 2023 Scott ran every day until March 10th - Scott’s ultimate aim is to run each day until Friday 14 June which is the opening game of the Euros 2024, which will smash is 2021 effort which ended in mid-May that year. 

As part of our partnership with the British Heart Foundation, you can show your support for Scott by sponsoring him and also give him encouragement as he completes this fantastic challenge for a fantastic cause!

Scott with his wife and running partner, Helen.

Scott said: "I ran for Eden Valley Hospice in Carlisle last Sunday in the London Landmarks Half Marathon. It was an amazing experience, with the last mile over Westminster Bridge and past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. We started just off the Mall near Trafalgar Square and finished on Whitehall next to the Cenotaph by Downing Street! On the Saturday we did Fulham Palace Park Run 5K and met Sophie Raworth from BBC News, who was one of their volunteers marshals.”

"I'm raising money for the British Heart Foundation and I'd be so grateful for your support. The BHF has helped halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK but sadly every day hundreds of people lose their lives.

"Fred Conway was a dear friend and also my County FA Chairman. Fred sadly passed away in November 2022 from a heart related disease.

"I am the Referee Development Officer for the Cumberland FA and for the past few years I have tried to run every day from the 1st January, initially raising funds for RED January and mental health in sport. Last year I made it through to the 10th March and in 2021 to mid-May. This year I want to reach Friday 14th June which is the opening game of the Euros 2024.”

With Sophie Raworth at the Fulham Palace Park Run

It's thanks to support from people like us that the British Heart Foundation can create new treatments and discover new cures. £24 could pay for two hours of research by an early career scientist, but every pound helps so please give what you can to help Scott and the Cumberland Football Community hit our target. 


As we head towards the end of the season, we’re renewing our call for Cumberland Clubs to support our partnership with the British Heart Foundation. 

Whether this is via fundraising, supporting our 50-50 campaign, highlighting the importance of getting the recommended weekly exercise amount in or of spreading the word about the free BHF CPR Training (RevivR) to Cumberland Football Club members.

Cumberland Clubs can also get some BHF pin badges to sell and donate the money earned to the cause. Email Development@CumberlandFA.com for more details.

Cumberland FA are encouraging 50 Teams (or Clubs) to raise or donate £50 during this football season to support the British Heart Foundation. There are a number of Clubs across the County already supporting the vital work of the BHF through our 50 for 50 campaign. So far 14 clubs/teams have signed up to support the partnership throughout the season. 


Thanks to Abbeytown Ladies, St Joseph’s Walking Football Team, Whitehaven AFC and Workington Reds Ladies who have added their fundraising to the Cumberland FA and BHF Just Giving Page.

Abbeytown Ladies raised £185 at one fixture selling teas and coffees while Workington Reds Ladies have donated £50 from a recent fixture with information included in their match day programme. St Joseph's Walking Football Team also donated following the Cumberland FA Walking Football League event with Whitehaven AFC donating £50 towards the total.

More Cumberland Teams and Clubs have signed up to the partnership to support throughout the season:

Allerdale Wildcats
Carlisle United Ladies FC 
Dalston Black Reds FC and Dalston Junior Black Reds
Gillford Park FC
Maryport Amateurs FC
Penrith Football Club
Silloth AFC
Warwick Wanderers U9 Whites
Workington Juniors

Non-League Cumbria has also shown their support on ‘X’ to promote the important messages throughout the season.




Cumberland Clubs can get involved and let us know how they would like to support the British Heart Foundation by clicking this LINK and getting in touch. 

If you have any queries or would like further information on our partnership with the British Heart Foundation and how you can get involved, please email Helen.Aitchison@CumberlandFA.com or telephone 01900 511800.


CLICK HERE for details on ways to access funding for defibrillators.