Steve, 77, takes on tuk-tuk challenge to raise money for children's charity Healing Little Hearts

PUBLISHED: 16:22 22 August 2017

Steve Gibbs with Tiffany Morgan, Joshua Diggle and Klaudia Ziembicka from the Specsavers store in Wisbech.

Steve Gibbs with Tiffany Morgan, Joshua Diggle and Klaudia Ziembicka from the Specsavers store in Wisbech.

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A 77-year-old fundraiser stopped by the Wisbech Specsavers store en route to complete a 3,000-mile tour of the UK in a tuk-tuk for a children's charity.

Steve Gibbs departed on his 21-day journey to raise funds for Healing Little Hearts, which his daughter Helen Craddock works closely with.

After travelling to Malaysia with the charity to help with operations on children with heart defects, Helen asked Steve to fundraise for the charity so she and other teams can go on more trips.

Stopping at Specsavers in Wisbech, staff made a donation of £50 to Steve’s JustGiving page and posed for pictures with his unique Indian tuk-tuk.

Tiffany Morgan, from Specsavers in Wisbech, said: “It’s such a worthy cause, so we wanted to help Steve on his tour. He’s a remarkable individual and myself and the team were inspired by his dedication.

“It was an honour to add our store name to the side of his tuk-tuk and to wish Steve the best of luck with the rest of his journey.”

Steve, who has a pacemaker himself, added: “It costs £6,000 to send a team on each visit and I am hoping to raise enough to pay for two trips.”

To donate visit https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/12cornersrickshawchallenge

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