Long road ahead for Robin Hood
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.
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