Hexham Rotary raises £1000 for Disaster Relief.

startThe Pennine Journey Supporters Club celebrated the eightieth anniversary of Alfred Wainwright’s walking excursion from Settle to Hadrian’s Wall via the east flank of the Pennines and then down the west flank back to Settle, with volunteers and charity fund raisers moorwalking each section of the Journey on the 29th September.
Hexham Rotary Club covered the Blanchland to Hexham section, a walk of some 12 miles, for the Disaster Relief charity – Shelter Box.
We started by coach from Hexham Abbey and arrived at Blanchland just after 9am on a lovely sunny day and, after a group photo, set off on the climb to the moor where we were buffeted by the strong NW wind. John & Kate slayleyForestRobinson of Hexham had organised the walk with help from Michael Saxon and Stephen Middleton, also from Hexham. 19 Rotarians and their friends took lunchpart and over £1000 was raised for ShelterBox.
After crossing Blanchland Moor, we passed through Slayley Forest before continuing along the Devil’s Water. After that it was another stiff climb before finally descending into Hexham. JohnIt was an excellent walk on a beautiful day with splendid views of the Northumberland country side and we arrived back in Hexham just before 4pm, weary but with enough energy for a well earned drink in a local pub. Many thanks John for organising a remarkable day.

The money raised from sponsorship will go to ShelterBox to help meet their work in the latest disaster in the Phillipines where the recent earthquake has caused so much damage. There is more on the work of ShelterBox in our magazine which is published every two months and the October edition can be downloaded as a pdf from this link.

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