A TERRITORIAL Army soldier who is also a restaurant manager is organising a 41.5 mile charity trek involving 40 Army colleagues.
Lance Corporal Derwin Edwards, 26, is gearing up for the challenge which will start from Zen Noodle Bar, in Bury St Edmunds, and finish at the restaurant’s Chelmsford branch in a bid to raise £3,000 for the The Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Fund.
The trek on March 31 will involve about 20 members of HQ Company 3 Royal Anglian who will leave Bury at 7.30am each carrying 25 kilos.
When they reach Halstead they will swap with 20 members from E Company 3 Royal Anglian, based in Chelmsford. They are due to finish the challenge at 1pm on April 1.
Mr Edwards, who has served in Afghanistan with One Royal Anglian, is due to move from HQ to E Company as he will run the Zen Noodle business in Chelmsford.
Lewis Coaches, in Brandon, has already donated £1,000.
Anyone interested in joining the TA should call (01284) 718457.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/zenchallenge