Bobby gets company during charity walk

Walking for Poppyscotland: Bobby Campbell is pictured alongside his granddaughter after completing the eight mile walk.

Walking for Poppyscotland: Bobby Campbell is pictured alongside his granddaughter after completing the eight mile walk.

0
Have your say

Edzell war veteran and charity walker Bobby Campbell was joined by his granddaughter on one of his daily eight-mile charity walks to help raise funds for Poppyscotland.

Despite only embarking on the walk in September, Bobby has already raised £100 and covered 400 miles.

Kirsten Angus, who lives in Norwich, took part in the walks after being spurred on by her grandfather’s charity work.

Bobby said: “It is not about walking it is about inspiring the young to do things. Kirsten is wanting to go down to Norwich now and raise money. I think it is brilliant.

“A 12-year-old doing this sort of thing is good, it inspires other people to do things.

“If you go back 40 years you will find most of the walks I have done have been for children’s cancer charities but I have done a lot of walks for military, for the SSAFA, for the British Legion, it goes on and on.

“I will do anything for the military as I feel for them.

“Poppyscotland is there for them to help them and this is the only way I can help and it brings awareness.

“If people see a young person like Kirsten taking part in the walk then it can only help.

“I think it is brilliant that she has done this.

“I have already raised £100 on the road. I think that is good because I do the cans as well and they are also doing well.”

Bobby has a target of 5,000 miles to walk in this latest charity attempt but expects the walk to be as long as 6,500 miles.