Dedicated fundraiser Colin Hunter is travelling all over the world to raise money for a hospice.
Colin, 50, of West Bromwich, is committed to raising money for the Acorn Children’s Hospice in Malvern after his daughter Sam was cared for there before she lost her battle with disability complications, aged 19, in 2006.
His latest expedition involved him cycling a staggering 400 miles from Vietnam to Cambodia in the Global Challenge Charity Cycle in November.
Colin, who is Sandwell Council’s operations team leader for bereavement services, trains for his events by cycling along the canal between Birmingham and West Bromwich.
He said: “I have my circuit worked out – Broad Street and back to West Bromwich along the canal takes me two hours.
“I also completed the Severn Valley Cycle challenge for Acorns 20 mile round trip Bridgnorth to Bewdley in August, which was a challenge but great fun.
“The team spirit was great. When the pain sets in you just laugh and that spurs everyone on.”
He is already planning a fundraising challenge for the hospice next year – horse riding across Mongolia.
He has worked for Sandwell Council for more than 30 years, first as a tree surgeon in the 1970s and later as a tree officer for Sandwell Homes.
His colleague Brendan Day, Sandwell Council’s bereavement services manager, said: “I wish Colin all the luck in the world and I urge everyone who can to sponsor him. His commitment to fundraising and supporting worthy causes is inspirational.”