Injury won’t hamper Bobby’s fund-raising

Pictured is bobby with his granddaughter

Pictured is bobby with his granddaughter

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Edzell charity walker Bobby Campbell MBE is back on the road raising money after two months off through a heel injury.

Unfortunately, Bobby has encountered more injury issues and, while he is still out walking, he has had to reduce the number of miles he walks in a day.

His current charity walk, of which he has done 1,800 miles of a 6,500 mile target, is in aid of PoppyScotland.

He had to take a break from the walk after being 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.

Now, however, he is only able to do four miles a day, rather than his usual eight miles.

Bobby commented: “I had a stent put in my left leg a number of years ago, and now I am having circulation problems.

“I am going to keep battling on and doing as much as I can until I can get the problem sorted.

“I just wanted to let people know, that I am back on the road and although I am not doing my usual walk, I am not going to give up.”

Bobby is now able to accept donations online. He said: “I receive funds on the road but now I have a web page, http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/edzellwalker, and an email, R.S.Campbell.183@btinternet.com , so if anybody would like to donate that way then they can.”

Bobby, who turns 67 this week, is 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.