Northumberland pensioner follows in footsteps of Captain Tom with his own fundraising walk

Belford’s own Fred Sharples took inspiration from ‘Captain Tom,’ who raised millions for charity during lockdown, when he completed his own garden walk.

Sunday, 15th November 2020, 4:17 pm

Fred, 74, who lives in assisted living at South Meadows, did laps of his garden and raised £200, which was presented to Val Kelly, the manager at Bell View Day Care, where he has been attending for the past four years.A Bell View spokesman said Fred loves attending and meeting his friends and took inspiration for his walk from Captain Sir Tom Moore.

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Fred Sharples presents a cheque for £200 to Bell View Day Care.