A bank manager joined fellow bankers on a historic walk along Hadrian’s Wall to cash in more than £100,000 for Hospice UK.
Andrew Bleasdale, 44, the works manager in Yorkshire Bank’s Chorley branch took on the gruelling 26-mile Hadrian’s Hike with 150 co-workers from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.
The event was the largest employee fund-raising initiative for the banks, as part of their partnership with the UK’s leading charity for hospice care.
Andrew said: “It was a challenging but truly exhilarating experience to hike along Hadrian’s Wall with so many of my colleagues.
“The bank is supporting us by match funding every penny raised which was a great motivation along the way.”
During the 15-hour expedition, the trekkers travelled along part of the 1,900 year old World Heritage site, tackling varied terrain including stony tracks and steep climbs reaching a height of 800m.
Jacqui Atkinson, community support manager at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, said: “Hadrian’s Hike marked our largest employee fund-raising event and we’re very proud of our team for completing the demanding challenge.
“The £100,000 raised for Hospice UK will provide the charity with much needed support in delivering its invaluable services.”