Army veteran Dave Mills has set off on a two-year-long fundraiser, walking around the globe to raise money for SSAFA…

Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO of SSAFA, and fellow staff gathered to wave Dave off from the significant starting place of the Cenotaph in London.

Dave served for 14 years as an infantryman in The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, before moving onto serve as a paramedic overseas. Now wanting to put his adventurous spirit to work for by raising money for serving Forces personnel, veterans and their families in need, he has embarked on one of his greatest challenges to date.

From leaving his front gate in Bedworth, Warwickshire and heading to London, Dave will then head down to cross the English Channel before embarking on a route that includes: France, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Okinawa, Mainland Japan, United States of America, Mexico and Peru before heading back to the UK.

Being a massive football fan, a personal highlight for Dave is set to be his arrival in Russia in time for the World Cup

He has chosen to raise money for his local branch, SSAFA Warwickshire and Coventry, after seeing the vital work they do with the Armed Forces in his community. The local branch is chaired by Dave’s former comrade, Kevin Bowman.

Follow Dave’s progress and donate to his fundraiser here.