Paul Potts will walk from South Wales to London, via South Korea, to raise money for SOS Children’s work with orphans in Haiti.
The singer will start walking from his home in Port Talbot, South Wales on 19 March and end in London in time for his appearance at the SOS Children benefit concert Classic Response on 3 April at the Royal Albert Hall.
Potts will walk 190 miles, through towns and cities including Cardiff, Newport, Chepstow, Chippenham, Hungerford, Reading and Windsor. On reaching Heathrow Airport, he will take a detour via Seoul, South Korea for a concert, before returning to complete his journey to London.
Since being asked to sing at Classic Response, Potts has dedicated himself to SOS Children’s cause. He says he hopes "with our combined efforts, we can raise the funds required to help the orphans of Haiti with the medical care, food and education they so desperately need".
SOS Children is the world’s largest orphan charity, currently operating in some 124 countries, with around 78,000 children living in their care and around 1 million directly supported in local communities.
Paul hopes to break the current target of £20,000 for SOS Children. If you would like to contribute, visit: www.justgiving.com/PottsyWalks
Paul Potts also took part recently in the special Classical Relief for Haiti recording of The Prayer with other classical artists for Haiti. See the pictures below...