Mark McGowan is a local legend and a tireless community champion.
At the age of 21 months, Mark lost both of his lower legs after being born without fibula bones. But now, by using the power of football and prayer, the church minister works with children from disadvantaged families in Farnborough.
Faith & Football was started in Portsmouth in 2002 by soccer stars Linvoy Primus and Darren Moore, inspiring Mark to set up Faith & Football Farnborough, to provide free coaching to children of all abilities.
He plays a pivotal role in other community schemes and helps to run a community project, Hands On, which carries out painting and decorating work for disadvantaged families.
He is behind a reading scheme that is supported by the Premier League and the Literary Trust, visiting local schools, and he also set up a cheerleading team during his time at Farnborough Football Club, where he was club chaplain.
Most recently he climbed to the top of Ben Nevis to raise monies for a set of floodlights.
Now it is time to help him.
Mark wants some new legs to enable him to be more active and complete more challenges and fund raisers. Due to the fact he has an everyday pair of legs , a spare pair just in case and a specialised swimming pair he cannot have another pair unless he pays for them or gives up a pair which just isn’t practical.
Recently honoured with a national award for his community service the community now needs to help Mark so please donate what you can to enable this legend to carry on what he loves doing in the future,