Walk a marathon with the Hadrian’s Wall Path Challenge for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity


18-11-2021
Walkers traversing the striking scenery of the Northumberland National Park along the Hadrian’s Wall Path in 2019 for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

You are invited to embark upon a Roman adventure in the beautiful wilds of North England in March next year! Trek a challenging 26 miles along the world-famous Hadrian’s Wall and raise essential funds for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

"I thought of my sister and every patient cared for at the Hospice and that was the reason for doing the challenge, and the strength of that got me to the end."

Hadrian’s Wall is an UNESCO World Heritage and one of the largest ancient monuments in Northern Europe. The wall is a remarkable feat of construction running across the north of the UK, from coast to coast, cutting through the stunning Northumberland National Park and providing a rare and atmospheric opportunity to trek in the footsteps of the Roman Empire.

Walkers walking next to Hadrians Wall

Carolyn Warburton, Events & Challenges Lead, comments: “Our Hadrian’s Wall challenge will bring together a group of likeminded people for a shared adventure. The marathon distance of 26 miles in one day is definitely a physical and mental challenge, even for seasoned walkers. Despite that, the route is an iconic one and I have no doubt that the stunning scenery and group morale will help everyone to cross the finish line!”

The team of trekkers will meet in Bardon Mill in Northumberland on Friday 25 March and stay overnight, ready to begin the 26-mile trek early on Saturday 26 March, finishing by the end of the day. Participants commit to raise £395 for the Charity or can self-fund the costs of the challenge for £245, which allows any sponsorship from friends and family to be donated to help fund the Hospice’s essential front-line services.

Female wearing a green, white and pink Arthur Rank Hospice Charity t-shirt at the top of a ladder at Hadrian's wall

Emma Cunnington from Histon – Ward Clerk on the Hospice’s Inpatient Unit – took part in 2019 and explains what kept her going:

“The overall experience of walking Hadrian’s wall was amazing. The most challenging part for me wasn’t the physical side of climbing up and down some of the steeper parts, it was the mental strength I needed to find to continue the last few miles whilst it was pouring with rain and my legs were getting tired.

"I thought of my sister and every patient cared for at the Hospice and that was the reason for doing the challenge, and the strength of that got me to the end.

"The guides were brilliant and knew a lot of history about the area. This was all topped off by the people I shared the weekend with – we had lots of laughter and tears.”

Females wearing green, white and pink Arthur Rank Hospice Charity t-shirt next to Hadrian's wall

If you would like to find out more about the Hadrian’s Wall Challenge or sign up, visit  arhc.org.uk/hadrianswall.

 

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.

We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.

It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.

For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk

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