Feeling the Force

A kind-hearted man will be using the Force to raise money for charity '“ by walking more than 400 miles in a Darth Vader costume.

Monday, 31st October 2016, 4:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:24 pm
Gavin Harrison has started his walk from Coldstream to London, dressed as Darth Vader, for Children in Need.

Gavin Harrison, from West Yorkshire, has embarked on an arduous trek, from Coldstream to the BBC Television Studios in London, for BBC Children in Need.

He started on Sunday and Northumberland was the first part of his route. He hopes people will join him in Star Wars costume during the epic journey.

“The reason I have chosen Coldstream as my starting point is because it has a well-established route that General George Monck first completed in 1660,” said Gavin.

“I have friends that have served in the Coldstream Guards who have talked about the walk, and I felt it was a challenge I would like to take on but with a bit of a Star Wars twist.

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“The walk should take two and half weeks to complete. I want to coincide the date that I arrive at the studios with the big night of Children in Need to have as much impact as possible and raise as much as I can for this magnificent cause.”

He will be stopping at Children in Need beneficiaries along the way. To sponsor him, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Gavin-Harrison3