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School children in the Scottish borders have been showing their support today for a man who is walking five hundred miles to raise money for charity.
Alistair McIntyre from Galashiels is following in the footsteps of his grandfather who walked from Fife to Kent in the 1930s to try to find work.
Alistair is doing the journey to raise money for cancer research. He plans to walk the final mile with his granddaughter - who suffers from a rare form of the disease.
Watch the full report from Kathryn Samson below.
A 54-year-old Borders man is walking 500 miles to raise money for charity and follow in the footsteps of his grandfather.
Alistair McIntyre, from Galashiels, is walking from Fife to Kent- recreating the route his grandfather walked in search of work 80 years ago.
Jimmy McIntyre was a miner trying to find a job during the great depression.
A man from the Borders is planning to walk and cycle 500 miles from Scotland to Kent to raise money for charity.
Alistair McIntyre will set off in June to commemorate a journey first made by his grandfather 80 years ago.
He was a miner trying to find work during the great depression.
Watch the full report from Tim Backshall below.
Mr McIntyre has set up the 'In Jimmy's Footsteps' appeal, in his grandfather's memory, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
His six-year-old granddaughter Belle was diagnosed with cancer in 2011.
The walk will take place from Fife to Deal, beginning in Lochore Mine where Jimmy once worked.
To find out more about the 'In Jimmy's Footsteps' appeal click here.
In 1933 Jimmy McIntyre walked 500 miles to find a work as a minor, in order to support his pregnant wife and young son.
Now 80 years on, his 54-year-old grandson Alistair McIntyre, from Galashiels, is planning on walking 500 miles to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Alistair's six-year-old granddaughter, Belle was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2011.
She has already been treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and a stem cell transplant, and is currently undergoing treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton as part of a clinical trial.
A 54-year-old man from Galashiels is preparing to walk 500 miles for Cancer Research UK, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Jimmy, who completed the walk 80 years ago.
Alistair McIntyre, whose six-year-old granddaughter has cancer, has set up the 'In Jimmy's Footsteps' appeal to raise money for the cancer charity.
In 1933 Jimmy McIntyre left his pregnant wife and young son to make the 500 mile journey from Fife to Kent, to look for work mining work.