A Blackwood man is embarking on an 800 day walk around the world in aid of a children’s charity.
Dale Taylor, 25, from Mynyddislwyn was invited to visit the parlour of Caerphilly County Borough Mayor John Evans.
Councillor Evans met the charity walker the day before he set out on his epic 18,000 mile journey.
Dale said: “I’ve always wanted to do this walk. I was inspired to do this by my father as he tried something similar and has an adventurous personality.
“I’ve worked for charity Action For Children in a school for kids with behaviour problems for two years in Penarth and my mother is the manger of Wooden Spoon House in Blackwood, a respite home for kids with disabilities.
“Consequently, Action for Children is a very close charity to our family.”
Cllr Evans, said: “I am so proud of Dale and other local people like him, who are willing to go the distance to raise money for a worthy cause.
“I wish him all the best on his walk around the world and look forward to greeting him upon his return.”
For more information about Dale’s journey and how to sponsor him, visit the Toward the Sunrise website at www.towardthesunrise.org