Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell to complete boundary walk tomorrow after illness forces him to quit
Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell will finish his annual charity walk around his constituency boundary tomorrow, after "severe food poisoning" forced him to pull out after five miles.
Mr Barwell was doing the 18-mile walk in aid of Croydon Visual, a charity that helps the blind and partially sighted in the borough, but was too unwell to complete the entire route on Sunday.
The MP tweeted this morning that he had approximately 13 miles left of the journey to do.
The walk was completed by other group members in about seven hours and the remaining participants were joined by volunteers from Croydon Visual on the route.
Mr Barwell - who did not reveal he was forced to quit because of illness when commenting on the walk on Monday - will be joined for the remainder of the route by volunteers from the charity who were unable to join him on Sunday.
He said: "Due to severe illness I sadly was personally unable to complete the walk on Sunday, though around 10 people did.
"Now I’ve fully recovered I will be finishing the 18-mile hike on Thursday.
"I’m starting at 7am outside Tesco Express on the Wickham Road, which is where I had to stop on Sunday and all are welcome to join me and representatives from Croydon Visual to support their great organisation."
This is the fifth time the MP has done the boundary walk and he has raised nearly £2,500 in sponsorship for Croydon Visual.
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