A CHILDREN’S charity is challenging Newport trekkers to take on Hadrian’s Wall.

Paul Farthing, NSPCC fundraising director, is asking people from Newport to join him in completing a two day trek along Hadrian’s Wall to raise funds for the charity.

Mr Farthing, 47, who became director of fundraising last year, will take on the Hadrian’s Wall Challenge in September, walking 84 miles and wants others to sign up to 26 miles of the walk.

He said: “This is a tough but rewarding event with those taking part able to complete the challenge whilst taking in the history and beauty surrounding Hadrian’s Wall. This will be my first fundraising event I have taken part in for the NSPCC.

“I’m looking forward to the sense of achievement on finishing. The charity relies on donations and I feel proud to get involved. ”

The Hadrian’s Wall event, provided by Discover Adventure, is a 26 mile, two day trek on 26-28 September beginning at Lanercost Priory.The entry fee is £75 with a sponsorship target of £500 per person which could help answer over 100 calls to ChildLine.

Register at: nspcc.org.uk/hadrianswall or for details, contact 020 7825 1343 or challenges@nspcc.org.uk