PCSO walking Hadrian’s Wall in aid of Help for Heroes

PCSO Ed Mitchell with Gary Perrin and Mark Baker.
PCSO Ed Mitchell with Gary Perrin and Mark Baker.

A COMMUNITY police officer is getting ready to tackle an 84-mile charity walk.

Ed Mitchell, from Upper Beeding, is a PCSO with Worthing’s neighbourhood policing team.

He plans to walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall in aid of servicemen’s charity Help for Heroes.

He will be joined on his quest by friend and fellow police officer PC Mark Baker, who lives in Arundel, and pal Gary Perrin, from Aldershot.

Ed, 30, said: “I’m ex-military, and my old battalion has just been deployed out to Afghanistan for another six-month tour, so it got me thinking it would be good to do something for the charity.”

Ed was with the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment until 2003, when he left to join the police force.

The group will start the challenge on October 17.

He said: “We think it will take us five days, and we’ll be camping out along the route.

“It’s around 17/18 miles a day, so it will be challenging, but I’m looking forward to it.”

The group hope to raise around £500.

Anyone who would like to sponsor them can visit their Just Giving page.