Sponsored walks across the world

A GROUP of former pupils at a south east Northumberland school held a sponsored walk in four different countries on the same day.

The pupils left Guide Post Secondary Modern School in 1973, just a few years before it was demolished in 1978.

And on Sunday group from various parts of the world took part in a fundraising walk.

The first walk involved around 12 to 15 walkers on the Roman Wall between Housesteads and the Twice Brewed car park, with money raised going to Guide Post Middle School, Carol Forshaw a lady from the Stakeford area who is trying to raise money to purchase a prosthetic leg, American Cocker Spaniel Rescue, and Irish Red Setter Rescue.

The second walk began at the same time and involved Michael Turnbull, originally from Guide Post, who, along with his greyhound dogs.

He walked down the Mosel Valley in Germany, with all sponsor money raised being sent back to his home region to be donated to Northumberland Greyhound Rescue.

The third walk was in Spain with former Choppington resident Kathleen Hodgkins raising money for the same four organisations as the Hadrian’s Wall group.

The final and fourth walk was held over a similar length route in Alabama in the United States by former Guide Post resident John Taylor.

He walked with family and friends in aid of charities in his new home area.