MARCH: 100 mile charity walk for Gary to celebrate losing an amazing five stones
A MARCH man who has lost an amazing five stone in weight is celebrating his new found fitness by walking nearly 100 miles for charity. Gary Clarke, will attempt to walk the 93-mile length of the Peddars Way and the North Norfolk Coast Path to raise money
A MARCH man who has lost an amazing five stone in weight is celebrating his new found fitness by walking nearly 100 miles for charity.
Gary Clarke, will attempt to walk the 93-mile length of the Peddars Way and the North Norfolk Coast Path to raise money for Sue Ryder Care - Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough.
He will begin his walk tomorrow from Knetishall Heath the start of Peddars Way.
He said: "I hope to complete the walk at Cromer Pier on either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the weather or blisters."
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Gary said he has two reasons for the doing the walk: "I was inspired to do the walk because of Sue Ryder Care - Thorpe Hall looked after my great aunt in her last days before she passed away just over 10 years ago.
"Also this is a bit of a personal journey for me over the last 12 months, I have lost five stone in weight, so I can now really enjoy the activities I have always liked, but was never fit enough to do. Now it's catch up time."
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Gary, 39, weighed 20 stone 9lb, but has since lost five stone he is a prison officer and works in Peterborough.
He will be supported on the walk by his parents and friends.
He has so far raised £500 but hopes to raise around £750 in total.
Sue Ryder Care fundraiser, Julie Laithwaite, said: "Gary's weight loss is a great achievement and it is wonderful that he is using it in such a positive way.
"We are delighted he has decided to support Sue Ryder Care and wish him well for his walk."
To sponsor Gary log on to www.justgiving.com/gazzaclarke