Matt talks the walk at assembly

A DEDICATED fundraiser who quit his job on his 30th birthday to walk the length of the country for Cancer Research UK was due to address an audience in Edinburgh today.

Matt Wallace set off from John O’Groats destined for Land’s End in September and will take time out from his titanic trek at Merchiston’s Junior Assembly in Merchiston Castle School, Colinton Road.

A spokesman said: “After walking so far to arrive in Edinburgh, Matt’s boots are completely worn and the school has offered to buy Matt a new pair, which will be presented to him on Monday morning.”

Mr Wallace was due to speak at around 8.20am this morning.