Christian wants to help raise awareness of their plight: ex-soldiers and ex-forces who often have no-where to go or can’t get jobs. He should know he has slept rough himself.
Of course Skegness was one of his stop-off points. As he told the Skegness Standard: He has battled extreme conditions, personal hardship and debilitating illnesses during the 3,500 miles he has covered – but says he can’t wait to arrive in Skegness. “I’m not kidding, I’m really looking forward to Skegness,” he said. “I’m from the Midlands and all my mates used to go there on holiday in Skegness but I’ve never been before so I’m going to spend a while taking a look around.”
The great news is that he has far exceeded his funds target, already raising a phenomenal £80,000 for charity – smashing his initial target of £10,000. What’s more he has also inspired politicians and local councils to help the homeless troops whose plight he had been campaigning for.