Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting MERCURY NEWS to 80360 or email us
Fundraiser to stop at Bridgwater during 8,000-mile challenge
A 71-YEAR-OLD fundraiser doing a 7,900-mile sponsored walk for the Salvation Army will be stopping off at Bridgwater.
Andy Peddle set off on his ‘Walkathon’ from the Shetland Islands in May last year and is due to arrive at Bridgwater Corps of the Salvation Army, Moorland Road, at 4pm on August 15.
Andy, who will be dressed in a top hat and tails during the challenge, is aiming to raise £100,000 for the SA’s work with the homeless and victims of human trafficking.
He said: “The Salvation Army’s saying, ‘Heart to God, Hand to Man’, has inspired me to take on this challenge and it will be a personal pilgrimage too.
“A support van is following me on my trek so I can have a break and sleep wherever needed.”
He has been travelling around SA churches (Corps), Lifehouses (accommodation), and charity shops in the UK, stopping to give talks on the work of the Salvation Army and to sing the anthem – ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
Andy, from the SA Corps at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, has celebrated two birthdays during the 18-month walk and is expected to finish by mid November.
To sponsor him visit www.justgiving.com/andy-peddle.
Comments are closed on this article.