A team of 14 colleagues from Leeds Building Society including a regional manager at the Doncaster branch, has completed its walk along Hadrian’s Wall - a total of 84 miles from Wallsend to Bowness.
The walkers almost doubled their original fundraising target of £8,400 which equates tp £100 for every mile walked, in the three-day challenge and have raised £15,000 so far for Teenage Cancer Trust.
TTe ‘Hadrian’s Walkers’ team incorporated some fun into their arduous challenge last weekend by dressing up as Romans for their epic hike.
Chris Ord, Leeds Building Society’s Regional Manager in Doncaster said: “We are very pleased to have successfully completed this challenge, and delighted to have significantly beaten our initial £8,400 fundraising target to raise £15,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
“It was hard work but very rewarding, and all in aid of a terrific cause with a great team spirit throughout.”
Heather Bowen, Regional Manager for Teenage Cancer Trust said: “What a brilliant effort by everyone from the trusty trekkers to all Leeds Building Society’s staff and customers, at the Doncaster branch and across the UK.
“This is a fantastic amount for Teenage Cancer Trust and, with nearly double the target raised, will really make a tremendous difference to the units where we will spend the donations.”
The team is continuing to accept donations, at the Doncaster branch at 8 Frenchgate.
Alternatively donate via the website http://www.justgiving.com/LBShadrianswalkers, until the end of this week.
Furthermore, the Doncaster branch is selling Teenage Cancer Trust rubber bracelets until the end of September to increase the donations further.