EX-SOLDIER Christian Nock is undertaking the challenge of a lifetime – and is due to visit Bridlington this week.
Christian, 39, is carrying out a 6,825-mile charity trek around the UK coastline and it is hoped that he will arrive in Bridlington for national Armed Forces Day, this Saturday.
He spent eight years in the Staffordshire Regiment. He began the challenge in Blackpool last August, and doesn’t expect to be home until late next year.
And there will be no comfy beds for him; he’s sleeping rough all the way, to raise awareness of the problem of homelessness amongst servicemen after they leave the armed forces.
He’s also raising funds for Help for Heroes, and the public’s generosity has been overwhelming: the total raised has already topped £71,000.
It seems that everywhere he goes he is inundated with offers of help - including the offer of a shed to sleep in in Bridlington! He has also accumulated over 22,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook.
He is updating his Facebook page regularly, so that people can track his location.
To support Christian or to make a donation, visit www.facebook.com/christian.britain.3, www.facebook.com/ChristianAroundBritainSupportPage or www.bmycharity.com/ChristianNock
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