Long road ahead for Robin Hood

The Galloway News - - REVELATION -

An armed forces char­ity boss has set off for the Re­mem­brance Sun­day com­mem­o­ra­tions in Lon­don – pulling a 20-stone statue.

Robin Hood left Dum­fries on Fri­day and aims to walk more than 400 miles to the Ceno­taph in Lon­don to raise funds and aware­ness for forces char­ity South­west Scot­land RnR.

He’s pulling the char­ity’s mas­cot, Jock, a sculp­ture of a Scot­tish squad­die, and is spend­ing each night in a car­a­van.

He said:“It has been harder than I thought it would be.

“I’m the wrong side of 60 to be do­ing this!

“In the car­a­van on Sun­day it was absolutely Baltic.

“I’ve taken one of my dogs with me as she is on an­tibi­otics and I want to be sure she takes them and she got a cud­dle that night!”

Robin made it as far as Hex­ham in Northum­ber­land on Mon­day and was hop­ing to get to Durham yes­ter­day.

As well as rais­ing funds, he is also try­ing to raise aware­ness of the char­ity’s £135,500 project of­fer­ing for­mer ser­vice­men and women free HGV train­ing.

Any­one want­ing to back Robin’s bid can e-mail robin­johnger­ard­[email protected] or call 0750396382­5.

Trek Armed forces boss will walk 400-miles for char­ity

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