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8:05am 13th June 2013
(Updated 8:05am 13th June 2013)

Pirate FM has learnt a Truro man who is walking from John O'Groats back to Cornwall to raise money for Children's Hospice Southwest faces life on the streets when he returns.

Bryan Pesce is on the final stretch of his thousand mile walk.

The 67-year old used his bus pass to get to Scotland, then slept out in a tent and sleeping bag every night on the way home.

He lost his job and consequently his rented home after injuring his leg after falling from his bike. He does not smoke, drink or take drugs and does not claim any state benefits.

He worked out a route involving 36 buses to get him to his starting point, as the snow began to fall earlier this year.

Now he has arrived back in the Duchy and is into the final stretch of his journey. But he has already started thinking about his next fundraising project to help the charity behind Little Harbour at Porthpean.

He told Pirate FM: "Well, I'm going back to being homeless in Truro. That's the most certain thing. First thing will be writing up some sort of presentation for the people who have helped and supported me. Then it'll be - what are we going to do next?

"I didn't do it for personal achievement but, now that I am near the end, I suppose there is some sense of personal achievement.

"When I look back and think - a thousand miles - goodness me!"

Bryan is still collecting money for Children's Hospice. He is close to doubling his £1,000 target. You can donate via Virgin Giving here.

8:05am 13th June 2013

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