Gary has conquered Hadrian

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After three years of walking guide dog puppies Gary Horne was inspired to raise money for the Guide Dogs charity by walking Hadrian’s Wall.

The Earls Barton man took part in the challenge last week. He has so far collected more than £1,000 for the charity to help fund training for guide dogs.

The 64-year-old got involved with the charity when he started walking guide dog puppies when he retired three years ago.

He said: “Since I retired we have started walking puppies for Guide Dogs and I thought it would be good to do something for the charity.

“We get a puppy when its seven-weeks-old, then they go off at 13 or 14-months-old. We get them ready to be trained. We get them used to people, shops, trains and buses – just every day life.

“The walk went very well and I got back in one piece.

“It was hard in places, but it was very enjoyable. I only had a couple of hours rain during the walk.”

He added: “I would like to thank everyone who sponsored me.”