£5,000 raised on Hadrian’s Wall – by Romans

Tangential to Classics teaching, but a nice story.

From The Journal

Apr 9 2008 by Peter McCusker, The Journal

ROMANS invaded Northumberland and headed for Hadrian’s Wall.

But these walkers were not of Italian descent – they had come up from Newton Aycliffe to raise money for charity.

A team of employees from shower manufacturer, Roman, raised over £5,000 for two local charities by completing a challenge to walk Hadrian’s Wall, coast to coast, over Easter weekend.

Not only did the team have the challenge of an 84-mile hike ahead of them, but they also battled against the elements, facing blizzards, high winds and sleet.

They raised funds for Roman’s chosen charities – Darlington and District Samaritans and St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington.

Roman is aiming to raise around £10,000 for these two charities throughout 2008, via a series of different events.

The challenge took five days to complete, with the team starting out on Maundy Thursday at Segedunum Fort and finishing on Easter Monday in Bowness-on-Solway.

Twelve people participated in the hike over the Easter weekend, and although there were some injuries along the way, all managed to complete the full walk.

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