Matt continues walk after spending festive period in Northamptonshire

Pastures Farm, Grendon.'Matt Wallace is passing through Grendon on his Land's End-to-John O'Groats hike for Cancer Research.

Pastures Farm, Grendon.'Matt Wallace is passing through Grendon on his Land's End-to-John O'Groats hike for Cancer Research.

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A MAN who quit his job on his 30th birthday, handed back the keys to his flat, and decided to walk from one end of Great Britain to the other, is on his way again after being hosted in Northamptonshire over the festive period.

Matt Wallace started the trek, which is raising money for Cancer Research UK, after a family friend died of the disease. En route he plans to visit every one of the charity’s research centres between John O’Groats and Land’s End, as well as one in Belfast.

Having left home for his starting point in Scotland in September, Mr Wallace has since walked some 900 miles and is now well over halfway to his goal, having spent the last few days living with a friend’s family on a farm in the county village of Grendon.

He said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it so far to be honest. Not just raising the money, which has got to £8,000 now, but feeling that I’ve done some good. The research I’ve been shown and been able to film at the centres has been absolutely brilliant.”

People can donate to Matt’s trek via www.whereswallace.org, which carries messages of support from the likes of boxer David Haye and comedian Stephen Merchant.