Challenge of Hadrian for intrepid staff from the Lakes

Wyboston Lakes staff on charity walk.

Wyboston Lakes staff on charity walk.

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Staff at Wyboston Lakes have completed another demanding charity walk, raising more than £1,500 for charity.

Following Hadrian’s Wall, the northern boundary of the Roman Empire, this year’s walk started at Wallsend, near Newcastle, and finished at Carlisle, a coast-to coast route.

It involved four days of solid walking in which the group completed 76 miles of footslogging – plus a few extra miles at the end in search of their hostel for the night!

The group included members of Wyboston Lakes’ HR and Food & Beverage departments, with Operations Manager Paul Rhodes joining for a day.

They were joined by the venue’s former director Barry Stonham, who established the tradition of the annual charity walk in 2002. Particular challenges included occasional heavy rain and thick mud, and a hostel ‘drying room’ which actually had no heating to help dry out soggy boots and clothing!

One of the participants, HR Director Heidi Pegrum said: “Our annual sponsored walk is a significant part of Wyboston Lakes’ effort to support a number of charities in Bedfordshire. This time, we were delighted to raise more than £1,500 for Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society.”

Group members were Simona Beardmore-Baldwin, Heidi Pegrum, Antonio Sanchez Gonzalez, Linda Zilberta, guest Jol Pegrum, Paul Rhodes, Barry Stonham and his faithful springer spaniel Jack. Driving and catering support was provided by former sales co-ordinator Mary Swinden.

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