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Walking in memory of wife

A great grandfather who has tunnel vision is planning on carrying out a 107-mile charity walk.

Haverhill local Bob Cornwall is preparing for his walk with a three mile stroll everyday to break in his walking boots.

The grandfather-of-six who has glaucoma decided to do the walk in memory of his beloved with of 59 years, Betty. He hopes that he will be able to raise hundreds of pounds for the International Glaucoma Association with his walk.

He will walk along the Devon and Dorset coast and will stop off for breaks and rests at bed and breakfasts in Bournemouth, Torquay and everywhere in-between.

He is taking enlarged sections of maps along with him so that he can read them with a magnifying glass and make sure that he is still on track.

Bob, 81, has three daughters and nine great-grandchildren. He said: “Betty always told me to go for it with everything and now I am.”

His charitable efforts are being supported by Sensing Change, one of just seven pilot projects in the UK which is supporting people with sensory loss.

Sensing Change has estimated that there are more than 4,000 people are suffering with sight loss in Suffolk.

You can sponsor Mr. Cornwall by emailing marketing@iga.org.uk, info@sensingchange.org.uk or calling 01473 260030.

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