Edzell’s Bobby walks 5500 miles

CLIC Sargent nurse Marie Christie, left and CLIC Sargent's Regional Manager Mhairi Pearson are pictured with Bobby.

CLIC Sargent nurse Marie Christie, left and CLIC Sargent's Regional Manager Mhairi Pearson are pictured with Bobby.

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Having spent the last couple of years walking eight miles a day Bobby Campbell MBE has reached his target of walking 5,500 miles for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Despite turning 66 only a few weeks ago and having two artificial hips Bobby has walked from Edzell to Keithock roundabout and back daily all to raise money for the charity.

“It is not about me, it is about the kids and that is where my heart lies.

“I am 66 and I am not going to give it up. Why would I?

“When you see people giving donations it just makes you want to keep doing it. I will keep doing it as long as Brechiners want me to.

“People ask me why I go out so early in the morning, but it means that I can do my walk and get home and still have the rest of the day to do what I want. It is also all about the exercise. I am slowing down but I can still do it.

“It is in my blood now, I have to do it.”

Over the course of the challenge Bobby went through seven pairs of trainers and has raised over £2800 with donations still coming in.

And, despite just completing this challenge, Bobby has already set up a new challenge, this time walking 5000 miles for Poppy Scotland.

Mhairi Pearson, regional fund raising manager for Scotland at CLIC Sargent said: “Bobby Campbell’s dedication to CLIC Sargent has been second to none, to walk 5,500 miles is an amazing achievement and the money he has raised will go a long way in helping children and young people with cancer. We can’t thank Bobby enough for the work he has done and the awareness he has raised for our cause.”