Dean Stephen Forde took a break from his duties as Black Santa on Wednesday December 15 to welcome charity walker Robert Maxwell, who earlier this month completed a long distance hike to St Anne’s Cathedral.
Robert, from Co Down, is a former Royal Irish Ranger. He set out from St Paul’s Cathedral, London, on his ‘Walk of Hope’ on November 28, raising funds for the Let’s Do veterans’ support charity.
His route took him via Liverpool and the Isle of Man, and funds raised will support wounded or disabled veterans of the UK Forces to take part in active and challenging trips and activities to support rehabilitation – Robert himself has lost an arm.
He finished his walk on December 6, and called in on December 15 to meet Dean Forde for an official ‘finished!’ photo.