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Charity coastal walker “MadDogg” reaches North Devon

PUBLISHED: 15:44 11 August 2014 | UPDATED: 15:44 11 August 2014


Lee "MadDog" Madden


Charity walker Lee “MadDogg” Madden, who is on a mission to walk the entire coast of the UK by road, has reached north Devon.

Lee on the Tarka Trail in North DevonLee on the Tarka Trail in North Devon

Lee is raising funds for Cancer Research UK in memory of his mother, who died in 1992 aged 44.

He set off from Southsea seafront, Portsmouth, in May and has already walked the coastal roads of Dorset, South Devon and Cornwall, calling in at Cancer Research UK shops en-route. Now in North Devon he plans to visit the charity’s Bideford and Barnstaple shops over the next two or three days.

Lee, from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, said: “I have been in several local newspapers and on four local radio stations but my donations only total £410 to date, so I have hit a wall as it were.

“I try to e-mail companies in towns I am due to pass through for sponsorship requests or donations of kit, food or accomodation but it is extremely difficult to keep on top of as I only use an Android phone for all my communications and this uses battery power!

“I would love to get a sponsor from a large company or several small companies and they would get mentioned in my tweets to my ever increasing followers or I could carry their logos or contact details somewhere.”

Lee has a justgiving page where people can make donations and is giving regular updates on his travels on Twitter @maddoggwalking and Facebook.

After Devon Lee will be walking the north coast roads of Somerset and then the Welsh coast.


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