Only a game
- 26 May 06, 10:02 AM
LONDON - Spare a thought for John Reeve, from Essex, who is currently 330 miles into his 500-mile charity walk from Wembley to Frankfurt. His son Tim died of leukaemia last December, before the 23-year-old Leeds fan had realised his dream to see England play at the World Cup.
So Mr Reeve has taken up his son’s ambition on foot - starting the day of the FA Cup final and due to arrive at the stadium in Frankfurt the morning of England’s first game - while raising funds for the Tim Reeve Memorial Trust.
Last night, speaking from a village about 30km from Liege, he told me he was ahead of schedule but nursing a very sore ankle.
“Tim’s memory drives me an awful lot,” he said. “You remember the happy times but when it gets hard you think what he went through and you realise it’s nothing at all. It seems like he's with me all the way, which is good."