SHAFTOE’S Young Farmers’ Club put on their hiking boots and walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall in only 12 hours in aid of a charity close to members’ hearts.

Team East, made up of six people, started their journey at Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend, whilst Team West, a group of nine, started at Bowness-on-Solway. Both groups walked a total of 43 miles to the end destination of Winshields Craggs.

“It was hard work at times,” said 24-year-old Mary Craney, organiser of ‘Shaftoe Walks the Wall’.

“But knowing that we were doing this for charity was what got us through to the finish line.”

Mary was one of four walkers who made the whole journey. She was joined by Ed Craney, James Little and Connie Moore.

So far, the club has raised a total of £1600, which is 75per cent of their £2,000 goal. All the funds raised will be split down the middle will be split towards Great North Air Ambulance and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

“One of our members, Samuel Reed is a teenage cancer survivor, and he received lots of support from the Trust during his recovery, so we wanted to give something back. With most of us living in rural areas, the work of the air ambulance is essential.

“You don’t know when you, or someone close to you will need it, so it’s a worthwhile cause.”

Eighteen-year-old Samuel clocked up 13 miles on the walk himself. Fellow members Cameron Makepeace and Claire Anderson walked 30, and Amy Little 40.

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