Sussex man takes on 500 mile trek to raise money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Intrepid walker Peter Hulme, from Loxwood in Sussex, is planning a 500-mile walk along The Way of St James (or Le Puy Way), a medieval pilgrimage route starting in France and ending in Santiago de Compostela in Spain, in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
Peter, a veteran who served in the Blues and Royals, is the grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell, the famous land-speed record breaker who was the first man to break the 300mph mark in a car, and the nephew of Donald Campbell, who held both the land and water speed records in one year. The unaided trek will take Peter 32 days and will raise several thousand pounds for The Soldiers’ Charity.
On taking on the walk Peter comments: “Coming from such an esteemed family of record breakers, I know a thing or two about taking on a challenge. I will be carrying my world on my back for the trip, and will be joined by some friends for stints along the way. If any soldiers or veterans wanted to join me, it would make the walk even more special. The Soldiers’ Charity does such a great job for soldiers and veterans in need, and I am more than happy to undertake such a feat for them.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity says: “The Way of St James, whilst a beautiful and scenic walk, is still a whopping 500-mile trek, which is a pretty fantastic challenge. We really commend Peter for undertaking this endeavour for the Charity. His support means The Soldiers’ Charity can continue its vital work helping soldiers and veterans in need and their families. The money raised will help to make a real difference to the quality of life for our brave and hardworking soldiers.”