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Fundraiser On Mobility Scooter Reaches West Bay

Abby with Mark Newton

12:04am 25th May 2014

He's raised £28,000 so far for charity by travelling round Britain on his mobility scooter and we caught up with him in Dorset!

Wounded Veteran Mark Newton started his journey in April 2013 and he's made it to West Bay today (Sunday 25th May).

So far he's managed about 8,000 miles with his cats in his trailer at top speeds of 8mph! He estimates his entire journey will be 11,00 miles.

Money he raises goes to the RNLI and military charities- SSAFA, Help For Heroes, Royal British Legion and 1st The Queen's Dragon Guards Regimental Association.

When we met up with Mark in Weymouth on Friday (23rd May) he revealed that his journey had opened his eyes to another challenge he wants to undertake after he travels around Britain this time.

"I've found, particularly as I get to more populated areas, war graves and memorials are just not looked after. So, I want to raise people's awareness and get kids involved so they know why these people are in the cemetary, why we wear a poppy, and why it's repectful to stay quiet for two minutes on the 11th of November every year."

"I'm going to go around and photograph and document all the war graves and war memorials that I can, of which there are about 366,000."

Mark told us he enjoyed travelling through Dorset and had met many lovely people on the way.

To find out where he'll be click here:

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