Fund-raiser is ready for latest – and final – charity trek

Former Royal Marine and veteran fundraiser Paul Russell previously raised money for Cancer Research.

Former Royal Marine and veteran fundraiser Paul Russell previously raised money for Cancer Research. Mr Russell is on the back row. Picture: PAUL PEEK PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

It has been two years since a former Royal Marine and veteran fund-raiser donned his walking boots to set out on a charity trek.

But now Paul Russell is gearing up for his latest challenge – and he has decided that this year's 'yomp' will be a 'final walk for charity.'

For almost 30 years of fund-raising, Mr Russell, from Lowestoft, has 'yomped' through the night to complete long-distance walks and raise thousands of pounds for various worthy causes, including Breast Cancer, Great Ormond Street Hospital and other national and local charities.

Mr Russell said: 'After the break, I have decided that before the boots are solely used for the garden, to do a final walk for charity – with your help. 'The 'yomp' shall be a 60-mile non-stop walk for an undecided charity – as I am keen to hear from the public which charity the funds should be raised for.'

? If you would like to nominate a charity for Paul on his final 'yomp,' please call Mr Russell on 07804 670 925 or email mark.boggis@archant.co.uk and we can pass on your details.

? Are you organising an event for charity? Tell The Journal by calling 01502 525820 or email lowestoft.journal@archant.co.uk