A FOOTBALL coach from Bournemouth, along with his colleague and fiancé, drove to every Premier League ground in 24 hours to raise money to pay for stem cell treatment for a five-year-old girl.

Pawel Wiwer and Szymon Betka, coaches at the Boruc & JAM Football Academy in Bournemouth, and Pawel’s fiancé Aleksandra Ostrowska, drove nearly 1400 miles in a Honda Civic to all 20 Premier League stadiums, plus a Championship stadium by mistake,

Starting their challenge at the Vitality Stadium at 9pm on Friday January 17, the threesome completed their mammoth drive in 22 hours and 16 minutes.

Pawel said: “We started here in Bournemouth and worked our way along the south coast to Southampton and Brighton, then did Crystal Palace, Watford and the London clubs.

“Then we went up to Norwich and along to The Midlands where we went to Leicester, Wolverhampton and Aston Villa.

“Then we went north to Sheffield and then that’s where we made our mistake of going to Barnsley rather than Burnley.

The trio finished their challenge by heading north east to Newcastle before heading west to Manchester and Liverpool, finished at Anfield.

The money raised will go towards funding stem cell transplants for five-year-old Julia Radek, who was diagnosed with Rett syndrome - a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development and causes severe physical and mental disability from early childhood.

Julia has received funding from Siepomaga, a Polish crowdfunding site for children needing medical assistance, to cover the costs of the transplant and The Dorset Childrens Foundation to cover the UK based rehabilitation.

The cost of each application is around £3000, however Julia needs five of them.

Julia’s mother Ewelina said: “What Pawel has done for my daughter is just amazing. Really appreciate the idea which he come up with and the whole effort he put on.

“Since September 19 last year we have been trying to raise a sum of £20 000 to cover my daughters steam cell transplantation and the intensive rehab over that period.

“It is a massive chance Julia just needs to be given to stop the disease progressing. Within the last few months, we have met so many good hearts who want to help with our fundraising, but we are only halfway.”

To donate to Julia’s treatment, click here.