Walkers ready for Hadrian’s Wall challenge
A TIRELESS hiker from Ashford is preparing for a very cold and very demanding start to the new year. Sebastian Field, 19, of Albert Road will be joining 14 friends as they trek the path alongside Hadrian’s Wall from December 28 in their attempt to raise £10,000 for the Help For Heroes charity. The hikers are from across the country and are friends who met via Facebook. Sebastian, who only recently returned from walking in temperatures of minus 20 in Poland, said: “It is 85 miles and we hope to do 15 miles a day, so it will take us six days. “Others have been training for it, but I do this sort of stuff all the time. “In February, we visited the Lake District and camped in a bothy, a sheep pen, for a week and climbed Scafell Pike and found myself waist deep in snow.” So far the group has raised about £6,000 thanks to generous donations, street collections and corporate sponsorship.
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Collecting money for Help for Heroes are, from left, Zach Sorsbie, Jacob Stevens, Sebastain Field, Beth Sorsbie and Phillipa Fillery