Anne smashes her fundraising target with a 76-mile walk

Anne Stevens
Anne Stevens
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Walking 76 miles to raise money was a tough challenge for a charity trustee.

Anne Stevens, from Southsea, walked along Hadrian’s Wall, covering more than 70 miles in six days.

The 60-year-old is a trustee for Over the Wall - a charity which provides summer camps for children with disabilities.

And with summer on its way, Anne wanted to do something for charity and set off at the start of Hadrian’s Wall.

She says: ‘The walk was definitely harder than what I expected.

‘It was very, very cold and windy.

‘It was a challenge for me because I have never taken part in anything like this before.

‘I kept reminding myself of the money I had raised for the charity and all the good work they do - that kept me going.’

When Anne started the challenge, she hoped to raise £1,500 but she smashed that target with £2,500.

She adds: ‘I couldn’t believe it when I reached my target and kept going.

‘I got in touch with business contacts, friends and family and everyone was really generous.’

Now she has walked Hadrian’s Wall, Anne is looking forward to her next challenge.

She says: ‘Now I have achieved the walk and I know I can do it, I am thinking about doing other things too.

‘The charity is such a fantastic one.’

For more information on Over the Wall visit otw.org.uk