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

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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.