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6 June 2020

Yorkshire veteran and 88-year-old City supporter, Jeffrey Long MBE, has set off on a 10-day walk to raise money for The Care Workers’ Charity. 

The Bingley-born former military servant has raised over £300,000 for charity over his fundraising career, ahead of the 'Jeffrey’s Walk for Carers' trek - which got underway on Thursday. 

Long has organised to walk to a different care home every day, setting off to different establishments - across the surrounding area - from his home, each morning.

With some walks set to surpass the 10-mile mark, he will complete them while observing social distancing guidelines before donating all proceeds to The Care Workers’ Charity - providing current and former care workers with crisis grants.

Despite sustaining a back injury in 1954 while serving in the Parachute Regiment, the veteran will attempt to continue the challenge for "as long as possible", once the 10 days are complete.

He said: “Care workers are hugely undervalued and deserve more recognition for their heroic work.

"Every day, they make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of people across the country, providing them with the dignity and support they need to live happy and contented lives.

“The Care Workers Charity is a fantastic organisation who support these heroes and I am honoured to start this challenge to raise money to support them.

“It is set to be one of the most ambitious challenges I have ever embarked on and I look forward to visiting the wonderful care homes in and around Bingley.”

To make a donation towards 'Jeffrey’s Walk for Carers', please CLICK HERE.

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