Friday, 4 September 2015

Walking with the Wounded team walking to Hexham today- arriving around 4.30

The charity Walking with the Wounded raises awareness and funds to retrain and reskill men and women wounded during Military service.
This year they are having a Walk of Britain expedition which will start in Scotland on 22nd August and finish at Buckingham Palace on 1st November. A Team of four British and two United States wounded war veterans will walk 1000 miles across Britain and will climb 24 peaks (including Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon), burn 1,440,000 calories between them, use 10 litres of sun-cream (they hope!) and pass through 150 villages, towns and cities.
On Friday 4th September the Team will reach Hexham at approximately 4.30pm and the Mayor of Hexham, Councillor Trevor Cessford, will be joining the Team as it arrives and crosses the River Tyne. Councillor Cessford will be walking with the Team through Hexham to the stage finish next to Benson's Monument at Beaumont Street.
Please look out for the Team as they walk through town and give them a cheer or why not be at the stage finish and give the Team a really warm welcome to Hexham.
See www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/walkofbritain2015/ for further information.

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