25,000 miles and he is still walking

Robin Moore, of Oundle is walking 400 miles to raise money for Cancer Research UK
Robin Moore, of Oundle is walking 400 miles to raise money for Cancer Research UK
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A fundraising fanatic who has donated £100,000 to good causes in two decades is planning a mammoth 400 mile walk for charity.

Robin Moore, 54, of Rock Road, Oundle, is planning to walk from Launceston to Oundle in April, doing at least 40 miles a day in under two weeks.

It will just be the latest in a series of fundraisers by Mr Moore who has already completed 25,000 miles, including treks that have seen him camping out with poisonous snakes in Australia and coping with 45-degree sunshine.

The Cornwall to Oundle event will give him the chance to add to the £100,000 he has so far managed to raise.

He said: “When I first started charity walks 20 years ago I didn’t expect to be here still fundraising.

“After doing so many walks, mentally I think I’ll be fine for the 400 miles but I have to make sure I take it steady as you can get blisters.

“An important thing about what I do is inspiring other people to help good causes.

“I sometimes think I’m a glorified postman as I deliver so many leaflets.

“If people give up just two hours a week for charity the world will be a better place.”

The funds raised will go towards Cancer Research UK in memory of three of Mr Moore’s friends who have passed away due to the disease.

The cricket fan, who is one of the founder members of the national team’s fan club, the Barmy Army, hopes to raise about £2,000.

He has worked to raised the profile of Sue Rider Care in Oundle.

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