Following the successful and joyous completion of a 400 kilometre, six person relay race in Poland the year prior, Toby and friends eagerly anticipated kicking off a similar relay from Strasburg to Cologne on June 4, 2023. After Toby’s passing, his team decided to defer the race, taking the weekend to hold a fundraising run for the charity CRY in Toby’s honour. The route wound its way from Hackney to the Emirates stadium, following a path well worn and loved by Toby.
What Toby’s team imagined as an intimate event ballooned to more than a hundred devoted friends, family, and even colleagues, who joined in, all wearing Toby’s beloved Arsenal signature colour, red. As a result of the run which was organised by Your Friendly Runners https://www.yourfriendlyrunners.com/ 430 supporters have contributed £10,375 to CRY in Toby’s memory.