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A trek that is out of this world

Gavin Harrison has started his walk from Coldstream to London, dressed as Darth Vader, for Children in Need.
Gavin Harrison has started his walk from Coldstream to London, dressed as Darth Vader, for Children in Need.

A kind-hearted man will be using the Force to raise money for charity – by walking more than 400 miles in a Darth Vader costume.

Gavin Harrison, from West Yorkshire, has embarked on an arduous trek, from Coldstream to the BBC Television Studios in London, for BBC Children in Need.

He started on Sunday and Northumberland was the first part of his route. He hopes people will join him in Star Wars costume during the epic journey.

He will be stopping at Children in Need beneficiaries along the way and aims to reach the studios on the night of Children in Need, on November 18. To sponsor him, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Gavin-Harrison3