Announcements Hasting Observer news article 11th Oct 2019,

Hasting Observer news article 11th Oct 2019,


Man’s million-step challenge in aid of granddaughter ends in Hastings

A million-step challenge that spanned two countries ended on Sunday with a party on the beach at St Leonards.

David Jeapes, 62, took on the 481-mile walk from France to Hastings to raise funds for his four-year-old granddaughter Violet, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy and dystonia.

Well-wishers turned out along the route, with crowds accompanying him in Pevensey, but the biggest turnout was in Hastings and St Leonards where a party was staged at the Azur in Marina.

David, who was born and brought up in Hastings, now lives in Saint Pardoux, south West France. It was from Saint Pardoux that David started his walk, on September 6.


He and his support team have now turned their campaign into a formal charity called Association Violet.