Rob joins Joanna Lumley in barrel-rolling challenge

Joanna Lumley and Rob Edmond kick off the Bell's Barrel of Laughs to raise money for Help for Heroes.
Joanna Lumley and Rob Edmond kick off the Bell's Barrel of Laughs to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Read man and fitness fanatic Rob Edmund has got the barrel rolling on a unique charity challenge.

Rob has teamed up with actress Joanna Lumley for the “Bell’s Barrel of Laughs” – a 517-mile (832km) celebrity barrel rolling relay to raise money for Help for Heroes.

He commented: “It’s going to be a physical and mental challenge rolling the barrel 517 miles across length of the country, but we’re all determined to make it happen and I’m sure the banter will keep us all smiling right until the finish line.”

Rob, who is known for his time as a personal trainer on ITV’s “The Biggest Loser”, embarked on the charity challenge from Blair Athol Distillery on March 23rd. He rolled the large wooden barrel through the streets of the UK for nine days on a route to the Help for Heroes recovery centre in Tedworth House, Wiltshire.

He was joined by veterans and comedians each day, including Fred MacAulay, Mark Dolan and Rufus Hound, who helped roll the barrel and stage free stand-up gigs at pubs along the route. He finished the challenge earlier this week.