Bob’s new year walk from Sidmouth raises £300 for MS Research

PUBLISHED: 14:44 05 January 2017 | UPDATED: 14:44 05 January 2017

Bob Baker and Bob Richards before their walk on new year's day. Ref exe 52-16TI 4083. Picture: Terry Ife

Bob Baker and Bob Richards before their walk on new year's day. Ref exe 52-16TI 4083. Picture: Terry Ife

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A passionate fundraiser has raised more than £300 for multiple sclerosis research after completing his sponsored New Years Day walk.

Bob Baker completed the route with his friend Bob Richards and his springer spaniel Bertie from Sidmouth to Exmouth in three-and-a-half hours.

The Exmouth resident pulls on his walking boots every New Year’s Day for the 14-mile-trek in aid of multiple sclerosis charities.

Bob, 63, has been raising money for different causes for more than 40 years, after a family member was diagnosed with the condition.

The Exmouth said: “It feels good to be alive when you walk up Peak Hill, its good to know you can still do it. That’s my way of contributing, the new year its about getting up and about to raise money for multiple sclerosis.”

This year he has chosen to raise money for Bristol based charity MS Research.

Abi Wiltshire, fundraising manager at MS Research, said: “We are so grateful to the Bobs and Bertie for their incredible efforts - that’s a very steep hill, let alone on New Year’s Day.”

To donate to the charity, email info.wiltshire@ms-research.org.uk


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