Bank employees complete Hadrian’s Hike

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Over 150 employees from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have successfully taken on an ancient Roman frontier to raise over £100,000 for Hospice UK.

The team completed the spectacular Hadrian’s Hike fundraising challenge on Friday, September 18, with a 26 mile trek along part of Hadrian’s Wall.

The event was the largest ever employee fundraising initiative for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, as part of their partnership with the UK’s leading charity for hospice care.

Hadrian’s Wall spans from coast to coast across some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery. During the fifteen hour expedition, the trekkers travelled along part of the 1,900 year old World Heritage site, tackling varied terrain including stony tracks and steep climbs reaching a height of 800m. Laura Beattie (34) works as a Customer Service Adviser in Clydesdale Bank’s Broughty Ferry branch and successfully completed the trek alongside local colleague Pam Ross. Laura said: “It was a challenging but truly exhilarating experience to hike along Hadrian’s Wall with so many of my colleagues for the benefit of Hospice UK. The Bank is supporting us by match funding every penny raised which was a great motivation along the way.”

Jacqui Atkinson, Community Support Manager at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, said: “Hadrian’s Hike marked our largest ever employee fundraising event and we’re very proud of our team for completing the demanding challenge. The £100,000 raised for Hospice UK will provide the charity with much needed support in delivering its invaluable services.”

Catherine Bosworth, Director of Income Generation at Hospice UK, said: “Having joined these incredibly generous people on the hike I can safely say that their dedication to hospice care is outstanding. We are so lucky and grateful to have so many friends and supporters among the staff at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks supporting Hospice UK.”