AN explorer aged 79 is undertaking the challenging task of walking 2,600 miles across India for the charity, India Association, based in West Ealing.
Bobby Grewal, chairman of the India Association since 2001, will trek thousands of miles from Kanyakumari (on the Southern tip of India) up the east coast to Delhi, in Bobby’s Walk Full Circle.
Balwant Grewal, known as ‘Bobby’, is aiming to raise £1.5m for Save the Children and other charities in the UK and abroad.
Bobby says of the walk: “I feel very blessed. I have always enjoyed exploring and have had the privilege to fulfill my dream through the India Association, while raising money for extremely worthy causes such as Save the Children.”
He already has backing from influential patrons, including David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
Bobby’s Walk Full Circle is the second part of a journey which began in 2005, with the Great Charity Walk, in which Bobby spent five months walking 2,556 miles down the West Coast of India, raising more than £100,000 for Cancer and AIDS research in the UK and India.
Bobby’s walk will begin in December and he is due to finish in May 2015. It will cover tough terrain in extreme weather conditions and he will need to cover 20-25 miles a day to reach the milestones along the walk.
The India Association is a charity, whose aim is to support charities in the UK and abroad.
Visit www.indiaassociation.co.uk for more details.