Arsenal supporter Paul Smith is set to finish yet another remarkable challenge, as he continues his now long-standing tradition of supporting Arsenal Football Club’s charity partners.

After successfully completing an arduous three-day journey in his wheelchair from Fratton Park in Portsmouth to Emirates Stadium last season, raising £25,000 in the process, Paul set himself an even tougher challenge this season as he looks to raise double that amount for Save the Children.

On April 16 2012, Paul set off on his fourth and most ambitious challenge to date, as he travels from Portland in Dorset to Emirates Stadium on a five-day journey. The entire trip has seen him self-propel himself in his wheelchair towards London, in an epic journey of approximately 200 miles.

Portsmouth resident Paul, 52, suffers with brain injury, crush injuries to his hips and chest, as well as long-term damage to his neck and shoulder following a road traffic accident back in 1991. The Arsenal supporter is determined to complete this challenge with a dedicated crew who will help him through this latest gruelling test. 

To support Paul’s challenge, visit You can also follow his progress on Twitter at

Alternatively, supporters can cheer on Paul as he crosses the finish line at the Queensland Road slope outside Emirates Stadium on Friday at approximately 3pm.

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20 Apr 2012