Purley man Ed Moore has passed the thousand mile mark on his trek from Mexico to Canada,

Ed is trekking the Pacific Crest Trail, covering 2,659 miles of desert, snow-capped mountains, rivers and forests from the US border with Mexico to Canada all to raise money to support young people who can’t live safely at home.

The trail covers the equivalent of scaling Mount Everest 11 times and is certainly no mean feat, even if it’s mean on the feet.

He originally planned to set off in 2017, only to succumb to injury on a training walk.

Having undergone corrective surgery to get his feet pointing the right (and same) direction, he’s making great progress and hopes to finish in August.

“I want to support Caysh because of the amazing success stories of young people who they’ve helped," he said.

"They work with young people whose journeys from childhood to adulthood have been far more treacherous than my trek.

"Goodness knows where they’d end up without Caysh to help them."

"Every pound I raise will go to giving opportunities to young people that most of us were lucky enough to take for granted."

You can follow Ed’s progress at www.facebook.com/Thewanderlustkid where you can also sponsor him.