441 mile charity walk

A former RAF serviceman is walking 4.41 miles in 100 towns and cities – one mile for each member of British service personnel who have lost their lives in the Afghanistan conflict.

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Charity walker carrying 100kg – the weight of a wounded comrade

Ben Greer heading through Coventry Cathedral Credit: ITV News Central

A former RAF Chinook crewman who is walking 441 miles through towns and cities across the UK, is hoping to raise over £100,000 for five charities which support the armed forces.

Ben Greer, organiser of The Big Lift, is walking 4.41 miles in 100 towns and cities across the UK carrying 100kg on his back – the average weight of a wounded comrade.

Ben was in Coventry today. He'll be in Birmingham and Worcester tomorrow, followed by Hereford on Saturday.

Each mile represents a member of the armed forces who died in Afganistan.

Ben Greer Credit: ITV News Central

441 mile charity walk comes to Coventry

Ben Greer is hoping to raise over £100,000 for armed forces charities Credit: ITV News Central

A former RAF Chinook crewman has brought his charity walk to Coventry today as part of a 441 mile trek through 100 towns and cities across the UK.

Ben Greer has walked 4.41 miles through Coventry city centre today carrying 100 kilos – a weight that represents an injured service personnel with their kit.

Each mile covered by Ben symbolises the death of a British serviceman or woman who has lost their life serving in Afghanistan.

Ben, who is hoping to raise £100,000 for five charities, completed six deployments in Afganistan providing civilian and military casualty evacuation.

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