BANANAMAN is heading for Somerset – to tidy up the county.
But the cartoon’s superhero this time around will be in the form of Kevin Doherty, who will embark on a 30-mile range pick for charity.
On October 30, Kevin, from Yeovil, will start his sponsored litter pick for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) – a trek from Yeovil to Weymouth dressed as the legendary crtoon hero.
And it won’t be the first time Kevin has raised charitable funds in this way.
The idea originated in 2019 as a fundraiser for Veganuary which saw him pick up 44 bags of trash over 2 days and travel 20 miles – picking up trash from Yeovil to Dorchester.
In October 2020 he did the litter collection upside down, walking from Dorchester to Yeovil, this route was 22 miles, took 15 hours and he collected 43 bags of litter.
Kevin’s 2021 challenge is even bigger as he predicts it will take him 20 hours to complete it.
He said: “My annual trash pickup walk as a Bananaman will be extended to 30 miles (from Yeovil to Weymouth), to celebrate the important CHSW landmark which this year celebrates 30 years of helping children with AIDS. fatal and life-limiting diseases of Yeovil and the entire Southwestern Peninsula.
Over the past 30 years, CHSW has supported over 2,000 families in its three children’s hospices – Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset and Little Harbor in Cornwall – care that has continued throughout the pandemic.
Kevin is a strong supporter of the charity and has previously raised funds for CHSW.
He added: “CHSW does a wonderful job for families and most of us are so lucky that our lives don’t have to face such heartbreaking realities.
“For me, it is obvious to increase my mileage to mark the milestone anniversary of the association.”
For more details and to support Kevin, log on to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/breaking20-40-90at50