Former soldier from Sutton to run the length of Hadrian's Wall in 24 hours to raise money for injured riflemen

Mick Chandler

Mick Chandler

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A former soldier is planning to run and march all 65 miles of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for charity.

Sutton man Mick Chandler, 57-years-old, will attempt the challenge later this month to raise money for Care for Casualties, which raises money for soldiers in the Rifles regiment who have been injured.

Sutton Guardian:

Mr Chandler will run and march 65miles in a single day

Mr Chandler served with the Royal Green Jackets, one of four regiments that merged to form the Rifles in 2007, and was posted to Ireland but said he never saw conflict like many current soldiers are seeing on a daily basis and decided he wanted to give something back.

He will start from Carlisle on April 25 and aims to finish at Wall's End 24 hours later. Mr CHandler said: "It's going to be very hard but I didn't want to do something easy. I feel I owe these guys a bit of a debt and that I should do something that really stands out.

"I've done charity stuff before like the London to Brighton Cycle Ride and the London Marathon, but this is an exertion even for me."

To sponsor Mr Chandler, visit http://www.justgiving.com/mickchandlerhadrianswall.


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