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Special visitor calls in to the site

The site hosted a special visitor when former soldier and charity walker Christian Lewis and his team stopped off on their route around the coast of the UK.

Christian, who is walking under the Chris Walks the UK banner with partner Kate and dog Jet, met site manager Jules Gomez and assistant manager Audrey as the team broke their journey from Dover along the coast.

The Trust treated them to refreshments in the Cockpit Café before the trio continued their 14,000km walk around the coastline of the UK to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Chris began his journey in August 2017, setting off from LLangennith Beach Hill End car park in South Wales. He served with the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment and has told of facing “challenging times” since returning to civilian life.

At the start of his journey, he wrote: “As a single parent, I've been bringing up my daughter for the last ten years and SSAFA have really helped me keep my head above water throughout that time. I have experienced first-hand what they do and I honestly don't know where I would be without their help and support.

“Having recently finished school, my daughter is now moving to attend college in Bournemouth, where she will stay with family. This recent development has left me to re-evaluate a few things and has offered the opportunity for me to give back to those who have helped so much.”

Chris has relied on “the goodwill of the British public and companies donating what food, water, accommodation and equipment they can to help me on each leg of the journey”.

To support Chris Walks the UK, follow this link to his JustGiving page

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