A woman aged in her 70's is taking part in the '1000 mile challenge' to help civilians with life after the army.

Chris Eberhardie, from Sutton, hopes to inspire others to keep fit and to promote physical and mental wellbeing during the outbreak.

Chris, who spent 10 years working in the Territorial Army nursing reserve, started in 308 General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps in the 1970's.

She then spent 20-years with one of the Army’s neurosurgical teams and retired as a major in 2002.

Chris dedicated her whole career to nursing soldiers who had suffered traumatic injuries, and would like to continue to help through her fundraiser.

Chris Eberhardie, who is a big advocate and supporter of the military, said: “In these difficult times, I feel I have to do my bit to stay out of the hospital by keeping fit.

"I am over 70 so I cannot volunteer for the NHS but, I want to help the military because they not only defend us, but they are also there when we can’t cop.

"Now they have been called on to establish a 4,000-bed hospital in Docklands, and in other parts of the UK to provide care for the coronavirus outbreak.

"When they come to the end of their service in the Armed Forces, they may have difficulty making the transition to civilian life.

"HighGround is there to help them.

"I ask for you to not only sponsor me but to join me in your garden, hallway or back yard.

"We will come out of lockdown fitter and we will have done something for others who are doing their bit for us now."

All money will go to 'HighGround' charity, to help provide service leavers and veterans find jobs, careers and vocational opportunities.

Donations reached £525 at the time of publishing.

If you would like to support Chris, you can donate at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=12558&charityId=1018970