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  • 27th of July 2022

Intrepid Ian’s 240km walk to recovery helps two animal charities!

Ian Kerr, 75, from East Dean, is putting his best foot forward to help local charity, Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, and international charity Helping Rhinos.

Ian Sets His Challenge

Ian recently had a major operation on his back and his doctors have encouraged him to walk, gradually building up the distance, to enhance his recovery. Aiming for a distance of 10 – 15kms per day, Ian has set himself the challenge of completing 240kms – the equivalent of walking to Dieppe and back – and the target of raising at least £1,000 for his chosen charities.

The Walk Is Going Well!

So far, Ian’s walk is on target to achieving his goal and he is pain-free. “I am enjoying doing my daily walk first thing in the morning when the sun is rising,” says Ian. “There aren’t really challenges at the moment, other than not being able to identify all the wildflowers along the way and not being able to take my dog, Tim, a four year old rescue Collie Shepherd cross, in case he pulls my stitches out.”

Ian is a Trustee for both Raystede and Helping Rhinos. Watch his video to find out more and support him with his challenge.

The Walk Is Going Well!

So far, Ian’s walk is on target to achieving his goal and he is pain-free. “I am enjoying doing my daily walk first thing in the morning when the sun is rising,” says Ian. “There aren’t really challenges at the moment, other than not being able to identify all the wildflowers along the way and not being able to take my dog, Tim, a four year old rescue Collie Shepherd cross, in case he pulls my stitches out.”

Ian is a Trustee for both Raystede and Helping Rhinos. Watch his video to find out more and support him with his challenge.

Ian is calling on people to support him and his chosen charities by either walking virtually with him or by donating via his JustGiving page.