A JU JITSU club based in Chester is preparing to step out on a walking challenge to help British soldiers wounded in current conflicts.
The club is aiming to raise at least £500 for the national Help for Heroes campaign by walking the length of the Sandstone Trail in one day, a distance of 34 miles, on August 8.
The group of six includes Richard Mills, production director of Bonaprene Products, based in Clywedog Road South, Wrexham Industrial Estate.
He spoke about what inspired the fundraiser.
Richard, from Malpas, said: “We read an article about Help for Heroes in a national newspaper and because we have friends serving in the military, we decided to raise money for them.
“Being a martial arts club, we have quite a few links to the military. I used to be in the RAF and a friend of mine has completed three tours flying helicopters in Iraq.
“Our head coach, Sensei Brian Healey’s brother-in-law has just returned from Helmand with the 42 Commando.
“The walk will take us about 14 hours and we’ll be utterly exhausted with very sore legs and feet by the end!”
The Chester Ju Jitsu club meets every Thursday in the Christleton scout hut, with classes at 7pm for juniors and 8.30pm for seniors.
For more information about the club, call 07985 854422 or visit their website at www.chesterjujitsu.co.uk.
To give a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/rickmills1. Those donating are urged to include their postcode and tick the gift aid box.