Bobby hands over 2015 diary to charity

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Edzell’s charity stalwart, Bobby Campbell MBE, has presented his 2015 diary to representatives of Save the Children.

Bobby embarked on a walking challenge for the charity, and has now reached the 1540 mile mark.

Bobby said: “I’ve still got until July to completed the walk, and I am aiming to reach 2380 miles. I am due to finish on my 70th birthday - July 9.”

The fundraising pot has also been boosted by an abseil, which Bobby’s friend Ian McDougall took part in last year. He said: “Including Ian’s abseil we’ve raised £1960 so far.

“We got double the funds I raised in October, November and December as the government were matching the money raised for three charities - and Save the Children was one of them.”

The UK government’s Department for International Development is responsible for the UK Aid Match, which match-funds public donations to charity appeals for projects to reduce poverty in developing countries.

Bobby is also planning to auction a collection of model trains at Taylor’s Auction House on February 6. All the money will be going towards Save the Children.

He has been walking five miles every day since he started his walk in April last year.

Bobby is a familiar face in Edzell, and has pounded the pavements before for a variety of charitable causes, including Alzheimer’s Scotland, Children in Need and CLIC Sargent.