Local man, Ben Walker, has set himself a challenge to complete ten miles a day for five days, carrying a 25kg rucksack.
Personal trainer Ben was inspired to start raising money for Beaumond House Community Hospice after taking part in the military exercise 'tabbing,' whilst gyms have been closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Tabbing is a gruelling activity that entails a fast paced and distanced walk, whilst carrying a bergen rucksack filled with kit and weights.
Now on day four of his five day challenge, Ben has shared videos of his walks on the 'Ben's Beaumond House Hospice Walks' Facebook page. He said: "I decided to put my mind to something and raise some funds at such at hard time for everyone, I decided to start with Beaumond House, which we are so lucky to have in our town as it's always in need,"
"My initial target was £500 considering the current climate but up to now we have raised over £2500 and it's still climbing!"
Beaumond House Community Hospice is a Newark based charity that provides palliative care to patients with terminal or life limiting illnesses. In operation since 1987, they provide care for over 500 patients per year.
If you'd like to donate to Ben's fundraiser, you can do so safely on the 'Ben's Beaumond House Hospice Walks' Facebook page.