Helen Walks Hadrian’s Wall!

Over the past week, our cherished Penny Post team member Helen, and her team ‘One Step Beyond’ set off to walk Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for the British Heart Foundation!

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall

Stretching 73 miles from coast to coast, Hadrian’s Wall was built to guard the wild north-west frontier of the Roman Empire. It’s Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Opened as a National Trail in 2003, Hadrian’s Wall Path follows the course of the wall closely along its entire length. Find out more here!

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation funds over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Whether it’s Heart Disease, Vascular Dementia or Diabetes, the British Heart Foundation seeks to beat them all. Follow this link for more information.

The Walk

Setting out from Bridgnorth in Shropshire, Helen and her team travelled to Bowness on Solway in Cumbria to start walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path – which is actually 84 miles in total! Travelling through Carlisle, Burgh by Sands, Grinsdale, Housesteads, and Newcastle Upon Tyne, the team battled stormy weather and challenging terrain to reach their final destination at the appropriately named Wallsend. Along the way the team spotted many landmarks including The Sycamore Gap Tree which was used in the film ‘Robin Hood Prince of Thieves’. Whilst on their walk, the team even became local celebrities making it to the front pages of the Shropshire Star and The Bridgnorth Journal!


We’d really appreciate if you could support Helen’s with her fundraising efforts. To donate please follow this link.

Penny Post

People helping people is at the heart of everything we do here at Penny Post and our staff members are a testament to this. From walking Hadrian’s wall to 5K runs our team are constantly looking for ways they can give back to the community. Helen and some more of our team will be completing a 5K Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK, find out more here!

Are you a member looking for sponsorship for a charitable activity involving your colleagues? Reach out to us by email or by telephone during office hours and let us know! We’d love to see if we could lend you a helping hand!