SLIGHTLY weary looking walkers Ben Licence and his 12-year-old nephew Joe Matthews were was welcomed back to Knighton by a large crowd of cheering family and friends as they completed their walk from London to Knighton.

Although Joe didn’t walk all the way he walked with Ben on day two and three and the last two days were quite a challenge for the youngster.

They arrived in Knighton just before 6pm to see banners welcoming them home placed along the way to Brookside Square where the welcoming party awaited.

The crowd included Ben’s wife Krissi, his brother Simon, sister Mandy, his mum, dad, step-dad step-mum, Knighton Town Crier, Derrick Price, Knighton Mayor John Morgan, other relatives, friends and supporters from Knighton and London.

Ben has raised well over his target of £2,000 for the Back Up Charity which has supported his brother Simon and thousands like him who have suffered life-changing injuries. Ben said "the first three days were terrible. I had lots of blisters but after that it was ok”.

Ben thanked everyone who supported him including managers at the four hotels who gave him accommodation, all who sponsored him, his wife Krissi for all her support and his mum Lynne for sorting out the Knighton end of the walk.

About his welcome to Knighton Ben said “ It was fantastic. I was surprised how many people turned up, £185 in sponsor money was given to me and members of my family just from the people there thank you to them all”.

Ben and his wife Krissi stayed in Knighton with family before travelling back to London by car on Sunday.

If anyone still wants to sponsor Ben he has a just giving account www.justgiving/