Blind fundraiser Alec set to walk around Rutland Water for charity

Photo: MSMP110912-004ow'Blind retired solicitor Alec Crombie, from Uppingham, who is walking around Rutland Water for Warning Zone.
Photo: MSMP110912-004ow'Blind retired solicitor Alec Crombie, from Uppingham, who is walking around Rutland Water for Warning Zone.
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A BLIND 69-year-old fundraiser is set to walk 18 miles around Rutland Water this weekend for charity.

Alec Crombie, of High Street East in Uppingham, is attempting to trek around the site on Sunday in under six hours for Warning Zone, a Leicester-based charity that teaches year six pupils how to stay safe and about the risks associated with anti-social and criminal behaviour.

Alec has taken part in a trio of charity walks since retiring and is hoping his latest challenge will raise more than £2,000.

He said: “The charity is inspirational in the work it does. It will be some challenge for me but it’s for a very good cause.”

Alec’s wife Caroline has also arranged for a flypast Spitfire during his walk. To sponsor Alec, visit www.justgiving.com/Alec-Crombie