A POLICEMAN is preparing to undertake the beat of a lifetime for charity.
Sgt Kevin Sinclair, part of the Feltham North Safer Neighbourhood Team, will take part in a 110 mile sponsored walk next month.
The distance will cover the complete length of the Antonine Wall and Hadrian's Wall, and the team will start their challenge on August 2.
The fundraiser, which will gather money for two charities, is being organised by Sgt Angie Sowerby from the Royal Logistic Corp attached to Log Sup Branch, HQ 3 (UK) Divisional, Bulford. The money donated will be split between Help for Heroes and The Army Target Shooting Club.
He said: "I fully appreciate what our armed forces are doing, and I know it will hurt completing this march but it will be worth it."
Also taking part is Samantha Askew, a teacher from a school in Newton Aycliffe. The group will be supported by a small support team along the way. The 110 mile march, which includes camping stops, will start at the Antonine Wall in East Scotland and will finish at Hadrians Wall at Wallsend.
To make it even harder, Sgt Sinclair will be completing the march wearing British Army modern day desert fighting order. This will include a fully loaded patrol pack, osprey body armour, water camel pack, desert assault vest and helmet including goggles.
For legal reasons a rifle cannot be carried but will be re-placed with a Help for Heroes flag. In total his complete kit will weigh around 30kg.
His team mates are also planning to wear weighty kit throughout.
Of the money raised, 30 per cent will go to the ATSC, who will be converting some of their accommodation at Bisley to cater for injured soldiers. The rest will go to Help For Heroes.