Iain Kennedy, Martin Wright, Mark Turnbull, Ben Morton and Rick Leaback are a team who are passionate about adventure and even more so passionate about the well-being of children. They recently reunited for their latest madcap challenge and walked the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall from the West Coast to the East Coast of England, spanning 135km, in just two days!
Back in 2003, when the team embarked on their first challenge, total children numbered only three. This number has now swelled to 13 and it seemed only appropriate that the funds raised from this walk be donated to two well-known Children’s Hospitals – Great Ormond Street in London and The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Africa, a country where some of the walkers first met.
“The wall is over 2,300 years old” says Ben “and we are sure that the team will be feeling this old by the end of the second day. We anticipate that it will indeed become ‘Hadrian’s Crawl’ by the time we reach Wallsend in Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the end of the second day.
A sincere thank you to all our donors for contributing so generously. Your kind donations will allow both hospitals to buy equipment, fund research and provide better facilities to very sick children who need highly complex interventions to recover.”
The group successfully completed the walk and raised over £6500 for the Children’s Hospital Trust.