A CHARITY champion has been braving this week’s grim weather to walk 150 miles round the region to raise money for a cause close to his heart.
Peter Miller passed through Hartlepool and East Durham during a seven-day tour of North-East sporting grounds.
The 32-year-old is raising money for his nine-year-old step-daughter Eve Anderson, who has an inoperable brain tumour and epilepsy and is also thought to be the UK’s younest sufferer of locked-in syndrome, which means she is aware of her surroundings but cannot move or talk.
Peter also stopped off at Hartlepool United’s ground during his journey, which started on Saturday when he set off from St James’ Park, in Newcastle.
He also visited Middlesbrough Football Club yesterday and was due to stay in Thorpe Thewles and then head back up north via Durham and Gateshead today.
Speaking during yesterday’s rain-lashed weather, Peter, from Ashington, said: “I’m not cold, just wet and worn out.
“I got a few beeps and horns from people in Hartlepool and it was really good.
“The weather put a dampener on it, but I have no regrets because I don’t want to let anybody down.
“Least of all Eve, that’s who it’s all about.”
The fund to make life easier for Eve has a £25,000 target, with £11,000 already raised.
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/allforeve or text EVES99 and the amount to be donated to 70070.