12,000 words, 24 hours, 1 man – all for a worthy cause!

This weekend, in the good name of charity, football blogger Tom Hall will put himself through a challenging 24 hours. Tom, who runs the popular website The Scottish Football Blog, appeared recently on the Scottish Football Forums Podcast, where he explained to us exactly what his 24-hour “Blogathon” entails.

“On the 19th of November I’ll be doing a 24-hour shift on the blog, and there will be an article every hour.” 

 “I’ll need to write a minimum of 500 words for each article, each hour, and this will be in aid of the Homeless World Cup and Alzheimer Scotland.”

 “All donations will be gratefully received, and you can find out about it on the blog (click here for more) or Twitter on the day (follow here).”

The event itself will start this Saturday, the 19th November, and will run from midday until the same time on the following day, Sunday the 20th.

The topics themselves will be suggested through Twitter, and also in a series of guest posts written by other football bloggers.

The Homeless World Cup is a unique social enterprise which exists to endless homelessness and uses football to energise homeless people to change their own lives.

Based in Edinburgh, it’s network of grass roots projects cover over 70 countries around the world, supporting over 50,000 people.

Alzheimer Scotland provides support for sufferers of dementia and their carers. It is estimated that over 58,000 people in Scotland suffer from dementia. That is expected to 100,000 by 2031.

Alzheimer Scotland’s Football Reminiscence Project brings volunteers together with football fans with dementia, using the game to stimulate memories.

You can find out more about both of these worthy causes at their websites – www.alzscot.org and www.homelessworldcup.org

To donate to Tom’s 24-hour blogathon please visit http://www.justgiving.com/teams/scottish-football-blog – and if you’d like to follow his progress at the weekend, or even influence the discussion and have your say, follow him on twitter @ScotFootBlog

Everyone at the Scottish Football Forums would like to wish him the best of luck!


L Dunsire

Hearts supporter and film enthusiast from Musselburgh. Follow me on Twitter @lauriedunsire