FORMER Royal Marine Taff Davies from Arbroath is undertaking a sponsored walk from Arbroath, where he started his military career, to Poole in Dorset, where he ended his career in the Royal Marines 25 years later.
Taff, who resides in Bellevue Gardens, Arbroath, now works for the Department of Work and Pensions.
He will begin his marathon journey on Saturday, May 19, travelling initially via the Angus coastal path and the Fife coastal path. He plans to cross The Forth Road Bridge on Saturday, May 26, at 9 a.m. on his way south.
Taff is raising funds for three worthwhile charities, Breast Cancer Care, the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and the The Special Boat Service Association.
Anyone wishing to sponsor him can do so at http://www.justgiving.com/arbroathtopoole or send cheques made out to T.M.O. Davies (with your name and address on the back and which charity you wish to benefit from your donation) to Taff Davies, c/o RMA East of Scotland Branch, Royal British Legion, Helen Street, Arbroath, DD11 3AP.
At Condor on Saturday, a cheque for £500 was presented to Taff by representatives of Alan Davie Transport towards the cost of the journey. Astute and Barry Sellars decorated the lorries.