CHAMPION fundraiser Derek Brown just keeps on giving.
Not only did the fifty-year-old complete a 726-mile walk to Plymouth in 32 days, but just two days later he was pounding the pavement in the Great North Run.
Over the last 35 years Derek, of Leeds, has done dozens of fundraisers – from runs and walks to football, boxing, pub collections and raffles.
Derek – who can often be seen fundraising outside Morrisons supermarket in Meltham – has so far raised £59,350 for four good causes.
Now the hardy walker is asking Huddersfield people to dig deep to help boost his fundraising total.
Derek is supporting Help for Heroes, Children with Leukaemia, The Variety Club and Get Kids Going for disabled children.
The father-of-two has suffered from a number of medical problems as a result of being born prematurely in a military hospital in Plymouth.
He has fused toes and hearing difficulties.
He said: “The walk itself was one of the hardest I have done, what with the rain and wind, but I managed it.
“I am delighted to be able to confirm that my feet held up to the challenge of the walk, I was worried about them having had a number of operations on them between 2008 and 2010.
“I got a few blisters but in a whole I felt great from the walk.”
For information on Derek visit www.derekswalk2011.org