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THREE nurses from Queen Alexandra Hospital will be tackling Hadrian’s Wall next month to raise money for three charities.

The trio – matrons Colin Beevor and Lynn Holloway, and osteoporosis clinical nurse specialist Amanda Finnegan – will be clocking up 84 miles in the challenge, which starts on September 7.

Along the way they will raise money for Arthritis Care, the National Osteoporosis Society and Cancer Research UK.

All three QA staff, who will also be working with three other people, have started their fundraising for their chosen charities.

And they have been walking around 14 miles a day in preparation.

Colin said: ‘We’re very excited to be taking part in this challenge and raising money for our charities, which are really close to our hearts.

‘As an experienced rheumatology specialist, I have seen the positive impact exercise can have on patients and hope that as well as raising vital funds, we will give people suffering from arthritis a positive message about what they are themselves able to achieve.’

Hadrian’s Wall, in Northumberland, is a wall built by the Romans.

The walkers will be setting off at 6am next Friday.

A website has been created for people to keep up-to-date with the walk and find links to donate money to the different charities – visit challenge hadrian2012.blogspot.co.uk