JIM Morton is preparing for another mission as part of his bid to raise £50,000 for a cause close to his heart.

Back in April 2021 – the day the Covid lockdown ended – Jim, his wife Sue and dogs Shona and Maisie set off in a motorhome.

He spent 537 days on his trek around the entire British coastline to fulfil a life-long dream and to raise money for the Ghurka Welfare Trust which provides aid to Ghurka veterans, their families and communities.

He managed to raise just over £40,000 but didn’t reach his target of £50,000.

Now on May 17, Jim will set off for France to take on a new challenge.

The 63-year-old dad-of-three from Penistone plans to walk the entire Normandy D-Day beaches.

He said: “After walking the coast-to-coast I’ve now decided on my next adventure.

“I’m going to set off in our motorhome on May 17 to walk the entirety of the Normandy D-Day beaches - Gold, Utah, Juno, Omaha and Sword.

“I’m intending to finish it on June 6 - the same day of the D-Day operation.

“When I did the coast-to-coast I aimed to raise £50,000 and after the book sales I’m just over £40,000. I’m hoping that this will help me reach my target.”

To follow Jim’s journey and to donate, follow his Facebook page ‘I May Be Gone A While’.