Following his father’s footsteps


It’s not every day that you find someone who is willing to follow in their father’s footsteps…literally.

Michael Wood, a British expat who now finds himself in Albufeira, Portugal will be honouring his father with a most noble tribute. Michael recalls his late father walking barefoot to raise funds for sick children.

Now, at the age of 59, Michael plans to do the same. As you can imagine, he is doing it for two reasons; Firstly, to honour the memory of his late father and secondly, to raise funds for charity.

He has chosen the 28th of January to do the work as it would have been his father’s birthday and it is his day off.

Michael’s choice of charity will be different though. As he served in the army for 10 years as a soldier before joining the police force for another 22 years, he has decided to donate the money raised to the British Legion as well as the Albufeira fire-fighters.

“They’ve helped me in the past and I think they provide an excellent service. I’ve always wanted to do something and this seems a fitting tribute,” he said.

Michael will be trudging on for 20 kilometres, which includes walking back from his destination.

“It’s ten kilometres exactly from my front door to the big roundabout near the campsite in Armação. So I’m going to walk there and back and, if my feet are ok, I’ll keep on going”, Michael said.

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