A BROMSGROVE man hiked a whopping 84 miles in seven days to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.

Andy Frizzell has completed the gruelling Hadrian’s Wall Path trek which spans from Newcastle upon Tyne in the East to Cumbria in the West.

The retired production electrician has raised well over his £1,500 target, nearly hitting the £2,000 mark.

The charity has a place in Andy’s heart as his older sister is currently suffering from Alzheimer’s and is receiving care in a home.

Andy, who is in his 60s, said: “All of this makes everyone feel very helpless and feel unable to do anything about it.

"The only thing we can do is to find a cure for this awful disease and help those who are affected by it.

“As a result, I decided to do the only thing I could do having walked for charity a couple of times before.

“I walked the much harder Offa’s Dyke Path in May 2017 for the Midlands air ambulance which raised over £2500.”

Despite being an avid hiker, Andy said he found day four quite tough.

He added: “The first two miles seemed to take forever, it was longer than I'd like due in part to stopping to put my waterproof trousers on and chatting to the odd passerby and as a result, my pace was taking a hit.

"The other hazard was the steep ups and downs. The downs are particularly hazardous with the stepping stones being wet and slippery.”

However, undeterred, Andy soldiered and was welcomed by his family at the finish line.

As well as his trek, Andy is holding an auction to generate even more funds for the charity.

For more information about the auction and to donate visit Andy’s website: https://walking-the-wall.com/ or his JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hadrianswallcoast2coast.