Five Directors from Nationally renowned Aston Services Group (ASG) have decided to take on the Hadrian’s Wall Walk Challenge and raise funds for charity.
The walk, from Bowness on Solway across the top of England to Wallsend on the East Coast, is 84 miles of ancient British history. It follows in the footsteps of the Romans who built this magnificent fortification almost 2,000 years ago. Usually taking from seven to 10 days to complete, the ASG team are aiming to ‘walk the wall’ in three days at an average of 28 miles per day – over a marathon distance every day!
Nick Atkinson, Managing Director at ASG explains the background, “As a socially responsible organization, we are always looking for ways in which we can support charities within the community we work and live. At a recent board meeting I challenged the Directors to propose two charities each that they believed to be suitable for our fundraising efforts. These 10 were put into a hat and the two charities drawn were: The Alzheimer’s Society and Guide Dogs for the Blind. We believe that both are extremely well-organized charities doing great work in these challenging times.”
Taking part in the challenge (and training hard) are:
Nick Atkinson, Managing Director, ASG
Ian Gilston, Chairman, ASG
James Wheeler, Relationship and Business Development Director, ASG
Zoe Elliot, Business Development Director, ASG
Tom Bowskill, Payroll Manager, ASG
The Challenge is scheduled to take place from Friday 17th September to Sunday 19th September 2021.
A Just Giving Page will be set up for donations – details to come – and you will be able to track the progress of the walkers via a special FaceBook page.
Watch this space for further announcements and how to donate.