Lawyers Walk the Walk for Charity
A group of six lawyers from leading law firm, Dickinson Dees, has completed a gruelling 84 mile walk along Hadrian's Wall for charity.
The walk, which began in Cumbria at Bowness-on-Solway and ended at Newcastle's Wallsend, took four days to complete and has raised over £5,000 for Dickinson Dees' new charity of the year, the NSPCC.
The group of walkers, which was made up of lawyers from the firm's corporate team, trekked for over 20 miles each day in order to complete the 84 mile trip, which included physically demanding ascents and descents from one crag ridge to another.
The Hadrian's Wall Walk is renowned for its picturesque views of Roman forts and glimpses of Hadrian's Wall. At its highest point of over 340 metres on Winshields Crag in Cumbria, there were breathtaking views in all directions from the Solway Firth to the Cheviots.
Simon Watts, Head of Corporate at Dickinson Dees and the organiser of the event said: "We're delighted to have completed this walk which has been the first major event for our new charity of the year, the NSPCC.
"It was hard going at times and I think we must have encountered every type of weather condition throughout the course of the four days! I don't think any of us escaped without getting a few blisters, but knowing that you are raising money for such a worthy cause made it all worthwhile."
Janet Richardson, corporate fundraising manager for the NSPCC in the North East said: "Congratulations to the group at Dickinson Dees for completing such a difficult walk to raise money for the NSPCC. The group have raised a fantastic amount that will really make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children here in the North East and across the UK.
"We are delighted that Dickinson Dees have chosen to support us this year. Our aim is to end cruelty to children in the UK and we can't continue to offer services to protect and help children without the support we receive from organisations like Dickinson Dees. Well done and a very big thank you to the group and to everyone who has supported and sponsored them in their walk."
The team from Dickinson Dees was made up of: Simon Watts (partner), Iain Pritty (director), Alistair Scott-Somers (director), Ben Butler (partner), Will Bonas (associate) and Kevin Bell (associate).