Building society staff raise £15k for charity

The Leeds Building Society's Hadrian's Walkers team.

The Leeds Building Society's Hadrian's Walkers team.

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A team of 14 building society staff have taken on a challenging sponsored walk to raise money for charity.

Colleagues from the Leeds Building Society, including members from North Shields branch, have completed its 84-mile walk along Hadrian’s Wall from Wallsend to Bowness.

The walkers almost doubled their original fundraising target of £8,400 – £100 for every mile walked, in the three-day challenge – and have raised £15,000 so far in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The ‘Hadrian’s Walkers’ team also incorporated some fun into their arduous challenge last weekend by dressing up as Romans for their epic hike.

Heather Bowen, regional manager for Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “What a brilliant effort by everyone from the trusty trekkers to all Leeds Building Society’s staff and customers across the UK.

“This is a fantastic amount for Teenage Cancer Trust and, with nearly double the target raised, will really make a tremendous difference to the units where we will spend the donations.”

The trekkers will continue to accept donations at www.justgiving.com/LBShadrianswalkers