Mark said, "This walk will raise funds for my local Branch of Samaritans in Basildon. The Branch is run by volunteers who take thousands of phone calls, emails and texts each year from people who are desperate.
"Our aim is to reduce the risk of suicide in society and to do that we need to raise £13,000 each year.
"I hope to raise £3500 with this solo 375 mile walk of the North Spanish coast finishing in the ancient pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela. My aim is to complete the walk in 26 days.
"Please sponsor me, the walk is self-funded and all donations will reach the Samaritans."
We wish Mark every success with his walk and fundraising efforts over the coming weeks.
If you would like to sponsor Mark you can do so here - http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiser...