600 mile charity trek

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A Yorkshire bank manager is aiming to walk a staggering 600 miles in a bid to raise money for air ambulance services.

David Penn, of orth Yorkshire, started his marathon trek from Glasgow yesterday and, in the next 36 days, will walk 600 miles through Scotland, Northern Ireland, across Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire before finishing in Newcastle on July 13.

The deputy community banking director in Yorkshire for Barclays Bank will visit 45 bank branches on his route and will be joined daily by Barclays colleagues who are also raising funds and sponsorship money.

David said: “I did Land’s End to John O’Groats ten years ago and wanted to do another major walk that would link Barclays across the North and raise a lot of money for charity.

“I wanted to pick a charity that people can relate to locally. I’m supporting five air ambulance services on the route, although given my roots, I expect the largest amount of fundraising will go to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Most people assume that they are government funded but that is not the case.”

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