Injury free Bobby completes 2,000 miles in aid of Poppy Scotland

Bobby is pictured with Kirsty and Alex. Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

Bobby is pictured with Kirsty and Alex. Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

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Injury has not hampered Edzell’s charity walker Bobby Campbell as he takes part in his latest venture for Poppy Scotland.

Bobby (67) is currently undertaking a 6,500-mile walk in aid of PoppyScotland but was forced to take a break from his fund-raising effort as a result of an injury to his left heel.

Despite this he has completed 2,000 miles and raised £1,400 since he started his walk in September.

Over the summer months Bobby has had the company of his grandson Alex during his walks and recently met Kirsty Mitchell, Poppy Scotland’s area manager for the East of Scotland.

In May Bobby was diagnosed with plantar fascitis, a condition which is commonly known as policeman’s heel.

The condition is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot.

This resulted in Bobby having to take a complete break from his daily walks.

Having overcome the plantar fascitis Bobby suffered from circulation problems meaning he could only complete four of his eight miles.

Bobby is now injury free and back to walking from Edzell Arch to Keithock round-about and back.

Anyone wishing to donate money to Bobby can do so by donating funds to Bobby personally or by providing an online donations via his fund raising page.

To donate online visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/edzellwalker, or email, R.S.Campbell.183@btinternet.com .

It is expected that Bobby will complete the remaining 4,000 miles 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.