An East Cowes man, whose younger brother passed away suddenly, is walking 100 miles in his memory for Mountbatten on Saturday.
Paul Harrop’s brother, Jonathan, died aged 40, just five weeks after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and the funeral was held in Yorkshire this week.
Now Paul, 47, is being joined by his pal Tim Regan-Morris, also from East Cowes, and his brother-in-law Mark Fearn, for the South Downs Way walk from Winchester to Eastbourne.
Paul said: “It was a huge shock losing Jonathan and I was actually planning to do a walk for Mountbatten, anyway, so this way I can dedicate it to his memory. Tim and myself will meet up with Mark, who is travelling down from Doncaster, on Saturday and we plan on taking five or six days to complete the walk, doing around 20 miles a day.
“I have done a bit of training for it and went out with Tim a couple of weeks ago when we walked 20 miles. We will be wild camping along the way, so that should be interesting; thankfully the other two are real Bear Grylls style lads!
“I’ve already raised £1,600 so I’ve already had a great response.”
You can donate on Paul’s Facebook page which has a link to Mountbatten.