Walking with the Wounded: Walk of Britain Day 5

We were greeted on day 5 with an absolutely amazing turnout in Heddon-on-the-Wall. We were with the incredibly hospitable Sharon – the owner of Dingle Dell Cafe (who can be seen in the photos wearing a union jack apron). Sharon had contacted Walking with the Wounded when she saw the Walk of Britain announced and had invited them to have a cup of tea with her, so today’s route was planned specifically to take it in. In fact, she was the very first person to get in touch after the launch!

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The team were treated to the most incredible send off from the children from Heddon-on-the-Wall St Andrew’s Primary School. The children sang for the team – leaving not a dry eye in the house – and then formed a guard of honour as they set off for the day’s walk, following the old Military Road and Hadrian’s Wall.

If you’re inspired by the team you can support them with a donation. If you see the team while they’re walking, please drop something in their buckets. You can also donate online through Virgin Money Giving or ‘Buy a Mile’ of the walk.


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