A man completed a solo walk of Hadrian’s Wall in aid of a cause close to his heart.
Jack Slater, of Beech Avenue, Bourne, completed the walk last month. It was in aid of Brighter Future International Trust, a Christian charity that cares for unsupported children born with HIV, taking them off the street, caring for, and educating them, giving them a chance in life to do great things.
The charity also supports those with Leprosy, and widows unable to support themselves, caring for them and teaching them the skills to enable them to be self supporting.
Jack and his wife May sponsor a child and widow and said every penny donated goes to where it is most needed.
Jack added: “I am travelling to India in November to see the good work done in the various centres run by them, and to bring that information back home to let people see just how good a charity it is, in the hope that more children will be sponsored, and that the good work done in other areas can be expanded.
“Walking the wall with a 25lb backpack and staying in a one man tent most of the time, wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve done, but the inconvenience I suffered (and I did!) was nothing to the conditions these children and adults were subjected too, before being ‘rescued’, and I did enjoy the experience.”
Jack set himself an ambitious target of raising £2,500 but was delighted to have raised a massive £3,600, which he described as “a fantastic amount”.
To sponsor Jack call him on 07903 047418.