Man to walk from home in Walsoken to Peterborough for Help For Heroes

A MARATHON length charity walk is being undertaken by 50-year-old Scott Carmichael on Friday. Scott will be walking from his home in Walsoken to the passport office in Peterborough, where his work colleagues are due to welcome him at the end of his gruell

A MARATHON length charity walk is being undertaken by 50-year-old Scott Carmichael on Friday.

Scott will be walking from his home in Walsoken to the passport office in Peterborough, where his work colleagues are due to welcome him at the end of his gruelling 26-mile hike.

Scott will walk most of the route alone, but at Eye he will be joined by a guard of honour, made up of representatives of all three armed services, ready to spur him on to the end.

"I am walking to raise money for Children in Need and Help for Heroes," said Scott, "I am really looking forward to the challenge.


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"When I got to the age of 50 I started to take flying lessons, and drove a tank, and then thought, what next? I decided to do a charity walk, and plan to undertake the coast to coast walk across England next year."

Scott is due to leave home before daybreak, and will call in at checkpoints along the way, at the Tesco store in Wisbech, at the Rose and Crown in Thorney, and the Red Lion at Eye, where he will pick up collecting buckets that have been filled with cash.

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"We are heavily into charity work at work, and I felt I should do something," added Scott. "I thought about the tortoise and the hare, just keep on going and I will get there. I really think I will enjoy the day."

• Cheques can be sent to Scott at Identity and Passport Service, POBox 215, Peterborough, PE1, 1QG.

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