Walk­ers ready for Hadrian’s Wall chal­lenge

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

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.

Any­one want­ing to know can visit www.walk­the­wall .wee­bly.com or do­nate via www.just­giv­ing.com/seb­field

Pic­ture: Martin Apps PD1657545

Col­lect­ing money for Help for He­roes are, from left, Zach Sors­bie, Ja­cob Stevens, Se­bas­tain Field, Beth Sors­bie and Phillipa Fillery

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