The comedian receives his honorary Wembley Stone before The FA Cup Final 2012.
Wednesday, 09 May, 2012
Comedian receives honorary stone at Wembley ahead of FA Cup Final.
Ahead of The FA Cup Final clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday, comedian and Liverpool fan John Bishop was presented with a personalised stone to celebrate his achievements earlier in the year raising £3.4m for Sport Relief.
The stone will take its place in history on Wembley Way alongside those of football fans from around the world and legends including members of England’s 1966 World Cup winning team and John’s hero Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.
At the unveiling of his Wembley Way Stone, John Bishop said: “This year has been a whirlwind and to be named alongside some absolute legends and be honoured by Wembley Stadium is unbelievable! When I first signed up to complete the Sport Relief challenge, I didn’t imagine for a second that my achievements would be remembered. A big thank-you to Wembley and everyone who donated money whilst I was completing my exhausting journey from Paris to London.”
In February, John set off on a gruelling challenge to cycle, row and run over 290 miles from Paris to London in order to raise money for Sport Relief, who help people living tough lives both in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. John’s fundraising efforts alone raised over £3.4 million for the cause.
Roger Maslin, Managing Director of Wembley Stadium added: “What John accomplished is a true inspiration to all, and here at Wembley we thought there was no better way to show our appreciation for a football fan who has gone to such incredible lengths to raise money for charity.”
Fans can also celebrate important moments in their lives by inscribing Wembley Way Stones with special messages, dedications and memories. The stones will be installed in the ground along Wembley Way in a number of special panels that are dedicated to some of the greatest events ever to take place at Wembley. The stones are transforming the concourse surrounding the Stadium, creating a stunning new landmark where fans are able to share in the messages and memories of fellow fans from all over the world.
Made from the finest grey granite, the Wembley Way stones come in various sizes and cost from £50 - £495. Football fans interested in purchasing a Wembley Way Stone can find out more information here.
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