Hadrian’s Wall fundraiser to help Cransley Hospice

John Berry, Sarah Witten and Tony Blyth with dogs Billy and Spuggy outside the Duke's Arms in Woodford. They are walking 84 miles along Hadrian's Wall to raise money for Cransley Hospice
John Berry, Sarah Witten and Tony Blyth with dogs Billy and Spuggy outside the Duke's Arms in Woodford. They are walking 84 miles along Hadrian's Wall to raise money for Cransley Hospice

A group of friends is walking Hadrian’s Wall to raise funds for Cransley Hospice.

The group of four said they are excited to take part in the 84-mile fundraising walk.

The fundraiser has been organised to raise additional funds for the Woodfordstock Festival, which is taking place at the Dukes Arms, Woodford, later this year.

The fundraisers are hoping to raise £2,000 from the walk, and are encouraging people to support the “great cause.”

Sarah Witten, Tony and Mark Blythe, and John Berry all set off on the walk on Monday and are hoping to complete the trek today.

Mrs Witten said: “We are doing this for a fantastic cause and every penny we can get will go to a great charity, that does a lot of help every day.”

Mrs Witten said she was excited to be going on the walk and they can’t wait to complete their fundraising efforts.

The group started at Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria, on Monday and will finish at Wallsend, Tyneside, today.

The fundraiser aims to raise money alongside another charity event, the third Woodfordstock festival which is taking place on August 24.

The all-day live music festival will run from midday to 10pm in the grounds of The Dukes Arms in High Street, Woodford.

Charity walker, and also the pub’s landlord, Tony Blythe said he was hoping that combining the two events will raise a large amount of cash for the hospice in Kettering and the festival will be a “great” day.

To sponsor the group visit www.justgiving.com/woodfordstock13.