Foresters Four take on Hadrians Wall Challenge

The six-day expedition starts on the 23rd April 2024, and will cover 87 miles in total.

Everyone at the Youth Sport Trust would like to say a huge thank you and good luck to four members of the Foresters Friendly Society, as they embark on a walking expedition challenge along Hadrian’s Wall. Covering 73 miles, Hadrian’s Wall was built to guard the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire.

Alan, Glyn, Helen and Trish will be setting off on the six-day expedition on the 23rd April 2024, which will cover 87 miles in total.

Starting at Bowness on Solway, the walkers will make their way along the path stopping overnight at Carlisle, Walton, Bardon Mill, Chollerford and Heddon on the Wall and will complete the wall at Wallsend before ending the walk at the east coast.

The trek is also in memory of their late colleague Stephen Wrigley, who sadly passed away in 2023.

Ahead of the walk, Ali Oliver, CEO at Youth Sport Trust said:

“At the Youth Sport Trust we are committed to building brighter futures for children and young people and we are immensely grateful to the team from Foresters Friendly Society for taking on this challenge, raising awareness and funds and inspiring families to be active”.

We work tirelessly to support children’s health, happiness and wellbeing. Children and young people who are more active experience better physical, mental and social wellbeing. Sadly, too many children live sedentary lives, distracted by digital devices, or are unable to access opportunities to play, and miss out on the fun, friendship and essential developmental benefits that come from play and sport."

Foresters’ member and walk organiser, Alan Mackinnon, commented

“Sport and play have the power to improve physical and mental health, foster inclusion and develop character and leadership skills. The ongoing work of Youth Sport Trust wouldn’t be possible without donations, which is why we wanted to take on this challenge. I’m also taking part in memory of my late colleague, Steve. All donations, big or small, would be greatly appreciated and can be made via our Just Giving page.”

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Published on 23 April 2024