Fundraiser Dave Smith's 630 mile south coast trek

Fundraiser Dave Smith's 630 mile south coast trek

Dave Smith of Roundhay spent the last three months picking his way round the south coast of the UK, sleeping in a tent every night, and carrying essentials in a rucksack round his shoulders. He's so far raised an incredible £2,500 for Help for Heroes - help him swell that figure by donating via his bmycharity page.

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Dave, 60 years old and a former HR manager, said his adventure saw him climb about 115,000ft - nearly four times the height of Mount Everest. He managed to lose a whopping 2 stone in body weight, and if that wasn't enough, his epic journey even helped him regain his sense of smell, something he lost four years ago.

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was recommended by Dave's doctor that in no way should he attempt this mammoth trek but Dave's planning for it was already in motion; the challenge was a year in the planning following a family holiday in Cornwall.

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Dave said, "Whilst the bulk of the time I was on my own I didn't feel alone and at no stage (after the first week) did it feel like a tough event. I had plenty of contact from the H4H team and knew that if I needed help or support it was there.

"H4H is more than a charitable organisation; it has captured, and represents, the hearts of the nation. I'm proud to have been able to make a contribution."

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