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A SOLDIER based at HMS Collingwood will trek 100km from London to Brighton for the second year in a row.

Sergeant Nigel Mansell, from Portchester, is hoping to raise money for charity Blind Veterans UK.

The gruelling 24-hour walk will see him leave from south London on Saturday, June 22, walk through countryside in Surrey, Sussex and the North and South Downs, and end at Ovingdean, Brighton.

Nigel served in the Royal Navy for 11 years, followed by the Adjutant General’s Corps – AGC (MPGS) – in which he has served for the past nine years.

He will be walking with two comrades from the Defence Platoon – Dominic Antcliff and Leon Driver.

Nigel said: ‘It’s great to be able to raise money for such a worthwhile cause. Last year was very hard going, but very rewarding. It was hard work but I am sure nowhere near as hard as being blind and having to adjust to the difficulties this presents.’

To make a donation or to sponsor Nigel go to justgiving.com/HMS-Collingwood.