Fish gives charity trekker place to stay

ROCK star Fish offered a Norwegian adventurer somewhere to stay for the night after being impressed by his 2,400km charity trek.

The former Marillion frontman welcomed Bjorn Hedenstrom to his East Lothian home when he arrived in Scotland earlier this month. It was the first time the pair had met in person, after Fish phoned Hedenstrom in June to offer him a place to stay. He had found out about his trek through a mutual friend.

The Norwegian ex-footballer is making a year-long journey from Oslo to South Africa to raise awareness of the Norwegian Refugee Council. He is collecting signed football shirts along the way, which he plans to sew together to make the world's largest football shirt.

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Fish, whose real name is Derek Dick, said he had immediately wanted to help. He said: "I completely empathised with what Bjorn is trying to achieve. I really admire his determination."

The rocker also donated a signed Scotland shirt and Hibs strip to his campaign.