Pensioner's miles for Mercians

A 71-year-old woman from Stoke-on-Trent is walking 200 miles through four Midlands counties in support of the Mercian Regiment Benevolence Fund for injured servicemen.

Pensioner speaks about her 200-mile walk for Mercians

A pensioner has told how she decided to walk across the Midlands in support of local soldiers after becoming increasingly aware of the difficulties they face.

Stoke-on-Trent woman Enid Corker told ITV News Central she felt it was "very important" to show servicemen that ordinary members of the public supported the regiment.

She arrived in Nottingham today where she presented a memorial scroll containing the names of the Regiment's 28 soldiers who have been killed in action since 2007 to Nottinghamshire's Lord Lieutenant Sir John Peace.

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71-year-old Stoke-on-Trent woman walking 200 miles for charity

The Mercian Regiment Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A 71-year old woman from Stoke-on-Trent is walking 200 miles through four Midlands counties in support of the Mercian Regiment Benevolence Fund for injured servicemen.

Enid Corker began her epic walk in Cheshire last Saturday and has already walked through Staffordshire and Derbyshire in the company of serving soldiers from all four battalions of The Mercian Regiment.

She will be arriving in Nottingham today where she will be presenting a memorial scroll containing the names of the Regiment's 28 soldiers who have been killed in action since 2007 to Nottinghamshire's Lord Lieutenant Sir John Peace.

A map of Enid Corker's 200 mile walk from Cheshire to Worcestershire Credit: ITV News Central