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Homeless Man Begins Massive Walk to Raise Money for Hospice
6:01am 8th April 2013
A rough sleeper from Truro is beginning a thousand mile walk - to raise money for Children's Hospice Southwest.
Bryan Pesce used his pensioner's bus pass to get to John O'Groats and is now trekking to Land's End.
The sixty-seven year old lost his job and home when he injured his leg.
But he has told Pirate FM he wants to help others and has already been amazed by people's generosity.
He said: "I sleep out all the time. It was probably pretty good acclimatisation but I'm afraid the Truro micro-climate didn't really acclimatise me for the northern highlands of Scotland.
"I've had a few snow flurries, but only little snow flurries. So the weather, for the first kick off days, has been on my side.
"I've just got to put one foot in front of the other now."
He planned the operation using bus timetables to get from Cornwall to the north of Scotland, but had to negotiate snow drifts to complete the first half of his journey.
Despite the weather he managed to arrive three days early.
Bryan thinks his return walk will take around a hundred days, collecting money along the way for places like Little Harbour at Porthpean.
He expects to return to the Duchy in June.
You can add your sponsorship here.6:01am 8th April 2013
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