Castle Douglas man putting on his walking shoes for food bank

Max Pohlendt
-Credit: (Image: Les Snowdon)

A Castle Douglas man is putting his walking shoes on again.

And Max Pohlendt’s latest challenge is to complete 1,000 laps of the town’s Burghfield Park to raise funds for Stepping Stones Community Larder and Food Bank.

Max started his challenge on Monday and aims to cover the distance – which will come out at around 450km – by the start of October.

He said: "Times are very hard for everyone, with the cost of living crisis only getting worse and food prices continuing to rise.

The Stepping Stones Community Larder and Food Bank provides vital support to our local community.

“It is available to anyone who needs it, people who are struggling to make ends meet can get 10 items of food for a single person for £3 every week, or 20 items for £6 for a family.

“I feel that Castle Douglas really is a great wee town, and I believe in giving something back to our community.

“If we all help and support each other, it makes it a better place for everyone.

“That’s why I am walking 1,000 laps of Burghfield Park over three months.”

Donations can be made at or through the sponsor form in Castle Douglas Post Office.

Max has previously raised funds with walking challenges for a number of charities, including the food bank and the Eden Reforestation Projects.