TREKKING Hadrian’s Wall is no mean feat, but a leading, London-based security firm is now well on its way to hitting an ambitious fundraising target of £25,000 for Pink Ribbon Foundation.

Blackstone Consultancy’s four-day trek, which took place last month, saw the hikers travel a distance of 84 miles (104km) from the west to the east of the historic wall, starting in Carlisle and finishing in Newcastle.

Aiming to raise both awareness and funds to help women facing breast cancer during these tough, unprecedented times, the group covered distances of up to 19 miles a day, taking in a variety of terrains.

Blackstone Consultancy’s director of intelligence and investigations, Chris Moses, described the experience as “challenging”, but for a worthy cause.

The team annually complete the ‘Blackstone Consultancy Challenge’, raising both awareness and funds for causes that are especially important to them.

He said: “Previously, we have cycled 54 miles from South London to Brighton in aid of Blesma, a charity supporting injured veterans, and trekked the Sahara Desert raising funds for Children’s Air Ambulance.

"This year it was for Pink Ribbon Foundation, a trust which provides financial support for UK breast cancer charities.

"The charities we choose reflect us and our core values; causes for veterans, due to our background as former soldiers, children’s charities, because we are all fathers or uncles, and women’s charities, such as Pink Foundation, because we are husbands and sons. These are charities and causes we feel incredibly strongly about.

"During these tough and unprecedented times, we feel that it is important to give something back; not only is it part of us being a socially responsible company, but it feels good to do something good as well.

"Previously, we have raised around £25,000 through our charity challenges and we are already close to that total."