Walking Hadrian’s Wall

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Going for a walk at one of the UK’s 27 World Heritage sites makes a lovely day out. Add in that the site is 1,892 years old and you have yourself quite an experience. However, when the walk is 84 miles and you have been fighting incurable Neuroendocrine Cancer for nearly 4 years which still requires daily treatment, you have yourself a fundraising challenge.

Over the period of 26 May – 31 May, Ronny and Christine Allan walked the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall, a total of 84 miles. Ronny is an army veteran, although he doesn’t want us to overestimate his fitness level, pointing out that he is “now 58 and been out of the army for some time!“. Age and fitness to one side, Ronny’s big challenge was completing the 84 mile walk with stage four Neuroendocrine Cancer. Not only has he undergone three major pieces of surgery and four interventional radiology procedures…

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