Walkers lace up their boots ready to tackle Hadrian’s Wall


They have got their walking boots and backpacks ready and are gearing up for an epic challenge.

The Dolphin Dashers, a newly formed group of local walkers, are walking the length of Hadrians Wall, 84 miles, to raise money for the Louth & District Hospice.

The walk is planned to start on October 6 and they aim to complete the challenge within five days.

The group aim to raise £1,000 for the charity.

The Dolphin Dashers are Sarah Astall, Mark Astall, Bev Petchell, John Petchell, Steve Driffill, Debbie Conway, Louise Selby and Ian Norton, Marmite and Paddy.

If you would like to support them with sponsorship please contact Sarah Astall at Bridge McFarland, Cornmarket, Louth, on 01507 355338, call into reception where a sponsor form can be found or visit their fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/dolphindashers.

You can also sponsor by texting DDHW47 (amount) to 70070 (e.g. to sponsor £5 text ‘DDHW47 5’).

Any amount big or small will be greatly appreciated by the group.

Louth & District Hospice recently opened the long awaited day hospice on the outskirts Louth, providing palliative services to the people of Louth and surrounding areas, plus valuable support to their families.

The hospice is grateful to the Dolphin Dashers. Dale Crombleholme, Trustee for the charity, said: “The opening of the hospice facility has been a major step forward in achieving a strong support network for the patients and families of those affected by terminal illness. But opening the hospice is just the beginning, and it is only with the support of fundraisers such as the Dolphin Dashers that we can continue to grow and maintain our support network.”