Impressive £7,000 raised for charity by walking 630 miles

Buchan School teacher Alan Macnair

Buchan School teacher Alan Macnair

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Alan Macnair raised a very impressive £7,134 for Prostate Cancer UK through doing the 630-mile mile South West Coast Path, that runs between Poole and Minehead.

He said: ‘I have been absolutely blown away by the support of people. There are a lot of kind individuals out there.’

The Buchan School teacher set off on the walk on July 16 and walked for 31 days, four days under his projected time.

The 26-year-old was inspired to raise funds for – and awareness of – the charity and disease after his dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

‘It was absolutely fantastic,’ he said of the walk.

‘I thought it might be lonely, but I met people on the way and found out about them.

‘It’s much easier to meet people when you are alone.

‘The weather was good, there were nine days when it rained, four days of constant rain, but I had fairly good waterproofs.’

He added: ‘Walking just becomes part of your daily routine, it just happens, to walk all day.

‘It was nice to have a very simple purpose and because I was having a good time it was very easy to carry on. It was back to basics. I did not have any worries like when will I pick up the kids.’

Alan is now back in the island and returns to work next week.

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