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80-year-old’s boots made for walking

Joshua Godfrey 21st Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN INSPIRING 80-year-old Evesham man is preparing to put on his walking boots to trek 20 miles in just one day in aid of a Vale charity.

David Rimell, who is Vale Golf Club’s Senior Section Captain, is putting his best foot forward on Friday (April 22) to raise cash for the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust.

After attending the charity’s annual general meeting last year, David became convinced this was the charity he wanted to nominate as the Senior Sections charity of the year.

The huge challenge, which David is aiming to complete in just 10 hours, will begin at Broadway Golf Club and end at the Cleeve Hill Golf Club.

So far the intrepid walker has raised £400, but he’s hoping to raise a lot more before he sets off.

Speaking to the Observer, Mr Rimell said: “I was just so moved by the work undertaken by the charity after attending the annual general meeting. I just feel it’s so impressive what they are doing.”

Founder member of the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust, Sue Sollis, said: “I am deeply grateful to David for undertaking the challenge.

“It’s not an easy thing to do by any means, but I know David is determined to succeed.”

Donations to David’s charity walk can be handed in at the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust Charity Shop in the Library Arcade.

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