Robert ready for London to Belfast charity challenge

Robert ready for London to Belfast charity challenge

24 November 2021

CLOUGH armed services veteran Robert Maxwell begins a charity walk from London to Belfast this weekend.

Robert will be taking part in a service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday morning before setting off on his 600-mile trek.  

Robert, who lost an arm in pioneering harvesting surgery to save his leg, is aiming to raise £10,000 to support veterans and NHS staff, as well as welfare funds for two regiments supporting him — the Royal Irish Regiment and The Rifles. 

Walking via St Albans and Liverpool, as well as calling at the Isle of Man, it’s not only going to be a tough challenge but a largely unknown one as he still has no idea where he’ll rest or get shelter along the way. 

“I know I’ll need a lot of willpower but I also need a lot of support along the way, not just in giving but also in maybe a bit of shelter and even encouragement,” he said. 

“There’s a lot of things we plan to establish for both veterans and NHS staff through the Let’s Do Support charity and really can’t do this on our own.”

As he finalised his route plans Robert remains undaunted. “I’ve never started something that I’ve never finished — this will be no different”, he added. 

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