Disabled Catterick veteran sets £5,000 target for last charity hike

Dave Bray, right with team member Davie Livingstone.

A disabled Richmondshire veteran has set his sights on raising £5,000 on what will be his last charity hike due to poor health.

Dave Bray, 51, from Brough St Giles, Catterick Garrison, will undertake the 16km Cumbrian Challenge to raise money for Walking with the Wounded.

His team raised £3,347 last year, but Dave has set his sights on getting the total to £5,000.

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This will be Dave’s last charity hike.

The veteran, who served with the Royal Logistic Corps and the Royal Corps of Transport for 23 years, is suffering from increasingly poor health due to his time in the Army.

He said: “My spinal fusion I had in 2000 has failed and I now have osteo-arthritis in my spine neck and right foot.

“But I know we have seriously injured veterans that need help and in comparison I look fit and well.

“I’m just trying to help out to those who need it more than myself and to get Walking with the Wounded noticed more too especially in the Catterick Garrison area.”

The other team members are: Lesley Swales, Walking with the Wounded coordinator, together with veterans Davie Livingstone, Malcolm Swinburn.

They have a fundraising day in Tesco Catterick on Saturday, April 15.

The challenge is on May 13. Then on May 27 they are hosting an afternoon tea in Colburn village hall.

To sponsor Dave click here.