Edzell’s veteran charity fund-raiser Bobby Campbell, MBE, is back pounding the pavements to raise money for charity.
Bobby, who recently raised £1334 for Alzheimer’s Scotland by walking 1000 miles, has started a brand new 1000- mile walking challenge - this time in aid of Save the Children.
Bobby plans to walk five miles a day to hit his target, and officially started his walk on Saturday (April 11). He has already raised £60 for the cause. Speaking about the challenge Bobby, who has had both hips replaced and will turn 70 next year, said: “I am aiming to finish the walk in early October. I will be walking five miles a day.”
Discussing his reasons behind selecting Save the Children as his next charitable cause, he explained: “My friend, whose mother died of Alzheimer’s and who helped with the fund-raising by doing an abseil, asked what we were doing next and I suggested a children’s charity. He was the one to chose Save the Children.”
Bobby added: “Fund-raising for children’s causes is one of the main things I do. I’ve raise money previously for Children in Need and CLIC Sargent, but I’ve not raised money for Save the Children before.”
Bobby marked the start of his walk by meeting with Marion Jarret and Ros Fletcher from the Angus branch of Save the Children.