Super-fit pensioner Andy Peddle visits Dartford and Gravesend on 7,900-mile walk

PUBLISHED: 16:13 20 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:13 20 May 2013

Andy Peddle

Andy Peddle


Super-fit 70-year-old Andy Peddle visited Dartford and Gravesend last week on a gruelling 18-month sponsored walk which will rack up 7,900 miles.

Mr Peddle’s began his plight to raise £100,000 for the Salvation Army’s work with homeless people and human trafficking victims last May and has now walked more then 4,000 miles.

He arrived at the Salvation Army in Hythe Street, Dartford, dressed in top hat and tails before walking to The Grove in Gravesend.

He said: “We started up in the Shetland Islands and we’ve been walking pretty much 20 miles a day. The reason I’m doing it is to raise money and awareness for the Salvation Army and the victims of human trafficking and homelessness.

“The Salvation Army is the first port of call for victims of trafficking when they’re found, they’re handed over by the authorities to the Salvation Army who then find safe houses and also help to educate them back into society.”

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