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.

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.