Bobby’s walk halted by injury

Charity walker Bobby Campbell, MBE, is having to take a forced break from his fund-raising effort as a result of an injury to his left heel.

Bobby, who has previously raised money for CLIC Sargent, is currently undertaking a 6,500 mile walk in aid of PoppyScotland. So far, he has walked 1,732 miles.

Unfortunately, his daily eight-mile walks are on hold after he was diagnosed with Plantar fasciitis. The condition, which is commonly known as ‘policeman’s heel’, is an inflammation of the planatar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole of the foot.

It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. It is a very common condition and can be difficult to treat if not looked after properly. Another common term for the affliction is “policeman’s heel”.

Bobby, who tried to do his usual route from Edzell Arch to the Keithock roundabout on Monday, said: “I tried to do the walk this morning but it just wasn’t going to happen. I’ve been told by the Doctor to lay off it until it heels. I’ve had week of already, but as soon as it heals I will be back on the road.”

Bobby is now able to accept donations online. He said: “I receive funds on the road but now I have a web page,, and an email, , so if anybody would like to donate that way then they can.”

Bobby is still aiming to complete his walk by November 2014. PoppyScotland provides vital all-year-round support to Scotland’s veterans and their families, a growing number of whom experience difficulty after leaving the armed forces and may struggle with battlefield injuries, psychological trauma, or issues with finances, housing and employment.