Fundraiser Del Sullivan crosses the finish line in Lynn for the second of his seven marathon walks.

A former solider walking seven marathons in seven days received a warm welcome when he stopped off in King’s Lynn.

Del Sullivan, from near Norwich, started his marathon effort last Saturday and is due to finish today (Friday) at Barnham Broom Golf Club where he works.

He is fundraising for the On Course Foundation to say thank you for the help he received.

The charity champions the recovery of injured and sick service personnel and veterans through nationwide golf events and helps them find jobs in the golf industry.

Mr Sullivan had to leave the army in 2016 after a back injury which led to part of his spine being removed and replaced with metal.

His challenge will enable the foundation support hundreds of other wounded personnel.

The foundation helped Mr Sullivan through some tough years after leaving the army and also to find work as an assistant golf operations manager at Barnham Broome Golf Club.

After starting his second marathon at 7.30am on Sunday, Mr Sullivan arrived at the Lynn office of Andrew Francis Funeral Services in London Road after eight hours on the road, to a small, socially distanced celebration to mark the day’s success.

This week his JustGiving donation page had raised £8,000 and staff at Andrew Francis hope the publicity will net more cash.

Donations can be made by visiting