Aston Services Group are extremely proud to announce that senior staff members successfully completed a testing three day challenge walk along Hadrian’s Wall, raising over £3,500 so far for the charities Alzheimer’s Society and Guide Dogs.
The team set themselves a formidable task to complete the walk in just three days rather than the recommended five. Walking 28 miles a day, the 84 miles route took the team along Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument, sweeping through staggeringly beautiful surroundings, splendid countryside and dramatic moors and woodland.
“I am truly amazed by the challenge we have accomplished as a team”, proudly comments Nick Atkinson, Managing Director at Aston Services Group.
“It didn’t come without its difficulties, both physically and mentally. However, knowing the generosity shown by our supporters in the impressive total we have managed to raise was definitely the encouragement we needed to complete the challenge.”
Nick Atkinson Ian Gilston, Tom Bowskill and James Wheeler made up the team of four with both Nick and Ian impressively completing every stage and James and Tom contributing across the three days. The team faced long 11- hour days and difficult terrains, steep inclines and declines, and muscle fatigue.
Nevertheless, the team all agreed that being surrounded by the history and being able to touch the truly remarkable Roman engineering, made the whole experience unforgettable and worthy of every step.
The money raised will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society and Guide Dogs, with the team already thinking about their next big challenge.
Picture shows Nick and Ian on the wall.
There is still time to donate – the Just Giving Pages are open until midnight Thursday 30th September:
Alzheimer’s Society: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hadrianswallwalkchallenge
Guide dogs for the Blind: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/asghadrianswallwalkchallenge