Bobby is back on his beat after hips given all clear

Bobby Campbell is back walking for charity
Bobby Campbell is back walking for charity

Edzell’s charity stalwart, Bobby Campbell MBE, is back pounding the pavements for charity.

Bobby, who was awarded his MBE in 1996 for services to charity, had previously thought his daily eight mile walks were damaging his two artificial hips after he experienced pain during his walks.

It was because of this that he made the difficult decision to hang up his boots in April this year.

However, a recent visit to Stracathro Hospital has delivered good news for him. He said: “I went to Stracathro Hospital for a check-up and my hips are perfect.”

He added: “I had a bad fall last year and bruised my spine and that what caused the pain.”

Since getting the all clear on his hips, Bobby has been back training so he can keep his charity walks going. Speaking last week, said: “I’ve been training for a week now. I’m doing three miles a day and I’ve no pain at all. I’m building up to my usual eight miles a day.”

After he gave up his walking earlier this year, Bobby began using a punch bag for two ours a day to raise cash for Alzheimer’s Scotland, and he recently handed over £300 to the charity. Bobby is still planning to reach his £1,000 target for Alzheimers, but he now plans to do this through walking.

He said: “Once I reach £1,000 I will go on to another charity.

“It’s like a miracle getting back out walking because I love it.”