Havant hairdresser walks historic wall to raise vital funds

Emily Warne walked Hadrian's Wall for charity
Emily Warne walked Hadrian's Wall for charity

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GUTSY Emily Warne gritted her teeth to trek 25 miles along Hadrian’s Wall to help find a cure for a debilitating condition.

The 28-year-old and her boyfriend James Spurling trekked for two days across the rugged northern countryside.

The walk was dedicated to Emily’s 58-year-old dad Chris Warne, who has Parkinson’s disease.

The trek raised an impressive £1,355 for Parkinson’s UK.

Emily, who runs Headromance hair salon in Park Road South, Havant, said: ‘My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s eight years ago.

‘As many people know, watching someone you love suffer from a disease or disability can leave you feeling very helpless.

‘I wanted to take on a big challenge that would generate a lot of awareness and sponsorship money to be donated to Parkinson’s UK.

‘The walk was 25 miles, but felt like much more as it was mostly hills.’

Emily said: ‘It was the most hardcore physical challenge I’ve ever done. The undulations were relentless.

‘Even other people in my group said it was harder than marathons that they’d done!’

Emily organised the fundraiser through Global Adventure Challenges.

She said: ‘I’m over the moon with the money I raised to help my dad and those suffering with Parkinson’s and to help find a cure.

‘I always love push myself to do more, so it’s the Three Peaks Challenge next.’