Legendary Sheffield campaigner gearing up for fundraising big year

John Burkhill
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Inspirational Sheffield fundraiser John Burkill is gearing up for three special fundraising walks.

The colourful charity campaigner, known as the 'mad man with the pram,' will take part in his 35th Sheffield half marathon on Sunday.

On May 30, he will retrace the route of the popular Star Walk - starting from The Star offices on York Street and finishing at Owlerton Stadium.

Then on Christmas Day John, from Richmond, will celebrate 25 years since he walked from Doncaster Royal Infirmary to Weston Park Hospital, in Sheffield by walking 20 miles from Chesterfield Royal Hospital to the Northern General Hospital, in Fir Vale, Sheffield.

He said: "It's a very special year. I have lots of big events coming up.

"I'm closing in on the target of raising £1million for Macmillan."