CHARITY champion Rob White raised more than £2,000 from a sponsored walk to mark his 70th birthday.
The Scot walked 10 miles between St Peter’s Catholic Primary, Stalybridge, and the school bearing the same name in Hazel Grove, Stockport.
Rob, a volunteer reader at St Peter’s RC Church, Stalybridge, and former caretaker at the Hazel Grove school, was raising money for Mary’s Meals, a charity that provides meals for 1.25million children in 15 third world countries.
“The total raised so far is £2,004 which is enough to feed 144 children at school for a full year,” he said.
Rob was given a special send-off by children at St Peter’s, Stalybridge, as they lined the road outside school waving flags from the 15 countries that Mary’s Meals supports.
Looking back on the walk, Rob said: “It went very well and the weather was very kind to me.
“I had a magnificent send off from the staff and children at Stalybridge. I was greeted at Hazel Grove with a ‘Well done Mr White’ banner.
“I then joined the children for lunch. I completed the walk in two-and-a-half hours and was surprised how quickly I did it.
“When I reached Hazel Grove train station I phoned the school to update them and I was told to drop down a gear as the children were still on lunch and not ready for me.”
Donations can still be made online at: www.marysmeals.org.uk/fundraising/project/rob-white/robs-st-peters-walk