A Chester plasterer is preparing for a 100km walk all in aid of three local charities.
Jimmy Lea, 55 from Vicars Cross, will be taking on one of the UK's great endurance events, the 'London 2 Brighton Challenge' on Saturday, May 23 to raise funds for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Dee Banks School and the Hannah Louise Jones fund at the Brain Tumour Charity.
Jimmy, who is taking on the challenge with is daughter Nadia Weigh, who lives in Barking, is hoping to complete the walk in under 30 hours.
It’s a non-stop walk (except for food and drink stops) starting between 8-9am from Richmond Park and finishing in Brighton racecourse.
Jimmy said: “My training’s going really well, I walked all of the Sandstone trail in one day on Easter Sunday, that’s 34 miles with an ascent and descent of 4,160 feet.
“I’ve also done several walks of 30+ miles and my furthest one to date is 46 miles on the Wales coastal path.
“I’d like to thank my friends who are helping me with the training and also the regulars at the Cherry Orchard pub in Boughton for their support.”
If you would like to sponsor Jimmy for his challenge, please visit www.justgiving.com/jimmylea.