Bobby’s punch bag charity challenge

Bobby Campbell punching for charity. 'Bobby is pictured with some of his neighbours and Angus Dementia Resource Worker Pat Brodlie (right) at the start of his fundraising daily punching session.

Bobby Campbell punching for charity. 'Bobby is pictured with some of his neighbours and Angus Dementia Resource Worker Pat Brodlie (right) at the start of his fundraising daily punching session.

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Edzell fund-raiser Bobby Campbell may have hung up his walking boots but he has decided that sitting around doing nothing is not for him.

The veteran fund raiser has now picked up some boxing gloves for his next charity challenge.

Only last month Bobby revealed that after walking more than 100,000 kilometres for charity he was being forced to give up because of problems with his replacement hips.

His decision came just days after he reached the 3250 mile mark for a walk in aid of PoppyScotland.

However Bobby couldn’t sit around for long and only a couple of weeks later he announced he had not 
finished with his charity 
work.

“I am having a punch bag fitted up outside my house and I am going to spend two hours every day for six months on the bag to raise money for
 Alzheimer’s Scotland ,” said Bobby.

He said he had been training and although the walking was proving to be a real problem for his artificial joints using the punch bag had not been causing him any pain.

“I am having x-rays done on my hips before I start to see what damage, if any, has been caused by my walking and then I will be ready to start,” he added.

He said he had already received donations and was very hopeful he would receive plenty support for his new fund-raising venture.

During the course of his fund-raising career so far, Bobby has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities and has also been involved in helping other people raise over £1 million.

He was awarded an MBE for his efforts.