Thursday, 25 August 2011
Day 2 - Hadrians Wall Charity Walk
The BBC joined us today -watch it on iPlayer [I am around 13 minutes in] here long day from the Quayside in Newcastle up the Tyne to Heddon on the Wall, then on to Wylam and Prudhoe for surgeries and meeting my friends at SCA, who so generously donated £500 - £250 to Tynedale Hospice and £250 to the National Brain Appeal.
The team of 7 of us were in good spirits throughout - dodging the rain and relying on Robert's limitless knowledge of local history to sustain us through the hard yards.
Lunch in the lovely Swan at Heddon on the wall was my one meal of the day as we skipped supper to do the first ASK GUY event in Ponteland Memorial Hall. Really pleased we did it as loads on questions on everything from the Euro to Localism to Housing. We are trying to do everything a little different and today saw the first ever showing of the video created by the team: it may not be Spielberg but everyone agreed it is a great way of showing the work we are trying to do on behalf of the local people.Home at 10. Will sleep well tonight!