Intrepid Halesowen friends walk Hadrian's Wall for charity

Halesowen News: Ken Kirton, wife Angela, Nick Bagshaw and Malcolm Reay in Newcastle at the end of their walk. Ken Kirton, wife Angela, Nick Bagshaw and Malcolm Reay in Newcastle at the end of their walk.

AN INTREPID group of Halesowen friends have walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall for charity.

Ken Kirton, wife Angela, Nick Bagshaw and Malcolm Reay covered 84 miles starting off in Barrow-in-Solway and finishing in Newcastle.

They stopped off bed and breakfasts along the way and the whole expedition and raised £400 for the British Heart Foundation walking upto 15 miles a day.

Ken Kirton, aged 49, said: “We went across vast pastures, green fields, through country towns and cities, farms yards, housing estates and followed winding rivers from West to East to reach Newcastle.

“There were lots of blisters and a bit of screaming and balling but it was a wonderful experience in aid of a great cause.”

Last year the same friends successfully completed the Three Peaks Challenge and have now got the fundraising bug.

Mr Kirton said: “There are heart problems in my family and I lost my mother and father and thought the British Heart Foundation is a great charity, over the two events we have raised over £2,000 for charity.”

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