Kettering man walks to Brighton for charity

Jason Haynes.
Jason Haynes.

A Kettering man took an afternoon stroll to the extreme - by walking to Brighton for charity.

Jason Haynes, 47, had planned to take on the mammoth effort with a friend but when he became wheelchair-bound, decided to take it on himself.

The 160-mile walk took him eight days - including a day off in London - and Mr Haynes says he was relieved to get to the coastal city.

He said: “The walk was very, very, painful.

“I’m a porter at KGH so I’m used to walking around every day but this was something else.

“Last year I actually cycled the route.

“I did the last five miles with my lady friend and I was pretty much leaning on her wheelchair all the way.

“I had a day off in London and went to a meeting of the Handlebar Moustache Club.”

Mr Haynes raised £647 with a £500 donation from the Handlebar Moustache Club still to come in.

The money will go towards the Teamwork Trust, Johnny’s Happy Place and the Rainbow Trust.