An 85-year-old parish councillor and long term village flood warden is celebrating his birthday by walking the equivalent of three marathons round his village.

Graham Sinclair was challenged by one of his friends Darren Laverty who also lives in Wraysbury to do the fund raising walk, taking it in daily laps.

He started on June 1 and has until August 22 to achieve his purpose.

The chosen circuit in the village was Riverside, Ouseley Road, Wharf Road and back, funds raised to be divided between four local groups - Wraysbury Age Concern, Wraysbury Parochial Charities, Thames Hospice and Wraysbury and Horton Voluntary Care.

It was the equivalent of walking from Wraysbury to Brighton.

Graham said: “I enjoy a challenge and although this is both physically and mentally hard at times, I am determined to complete my walk for the groups I’m raising funds for and for the many that have been supporting me."

For a number of years Graham has served as a councillor on Wraysbury Parish Council where he holds the post of deputy lead member for waterways. He was village flood warden for over 40 years and was instrumental in providing advice and support to the flood team during the winter floods of 2014.

In his younger days he won his class in the ACU National Motorcycle Rally - covering a distance of 600 miles.

If you wish to make a donation to Graham’s fundraising walk, the link is: