Walk from Crich in memory of soldier

A family is doing a sponsored walk from a Dales village in memory of a hero.

Family and friends of Ashley Clarkson are walking in memory of their hero son to raise money for The Royal British Legion and Joint Forces Alliance (JFA) and to raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) amongst former members of the Armed Forces.

They will walk from Crich Stand to Mansfield Woodhouse on the July 29 in memory of the 23-year-old former soldier who served for six years with the Royal Logistics Corp.

Ashley, from Mansfield Woodhouse, left the Army in April 2011.

He was diagnosed with suffering from PTSD and tragically took his own life in March.

Christine Selden, community fund-raiser for Derbyshire, said: “I am always truly grateful when anyone wishes to raise money for The Royal British Legion and in this case the event will be especially poignant as it will be a tribute to a brave young man as well as raising much needed funds so that The Royal British Legion can continue its welfare work with other veterans, young and old, and their families.”

The walk will start at 8.30am on Sunday 29th July. Anyone who would like to sponsor Ashley’s family can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/Wayne-Clarkson