HE suffers from arthritis and has two false hips, but there was no stopping Stephen Eastlake who walked four miles to raise cash for a hospice.
The determined 62-year-old from Flockton took part in the Examiner Charity Challenge in June, raising £705 for Kirkwood Hospice in Dalton.
Mr Eastlake told the Examiner: “I was absolutely cream-crackered.
“But I was thinking I’ve got to keep going and get back to the cricket field at Meltham because my car’s there and I’ve got to get home somehow.”
Mr Eastlake wanted to do something in memory of his friend Patrick Timmons who died from throat cancer last year at Kirkwood Hospice.
He said: “Patrick has two lovely daughters and I said to his wife I’ve got to so something in memory of him.”
Mr Eastlake, who lives with his wife Beryl, has had his right hip replaced three times and his left hip replaced twice.
When he used to work as a binman he got his foot crushed under the wagon and lost a toe.
He said: “I took my stick with me just in case I got unsteady.
“It was such a hot day that day I was struggling quite a bit.
“And then I saw ex-Town player Andy Booth come past me, so I shouted – ‘Hey Andy you’re a lot faster than me!’
“I was so cream-crackered, I had half a lager in the bar afterwards.”