Teen’s charity trek along Hadrian’s Wall

Harry Reece at Hadrian's Wall
Harry Reece at Hadrian's Wall

A TEENAGER trekked the length of Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for a cancer charity.

Harry Reece, 14, of Bedgebury Close, St Leonards, set out with his father, Mark, to walk the 84-mile ramble from coast to coast and collected £1,200.

The schoolboy, who attends Buckswood School in Guestling, came up with the idea off his own back to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Harry chose to do the walk in memory of a seven-year-old girl he and his family knew, who died of a brain tumour last year.

The walk began at Wallsend and ended just west of Carlisle at Bowness-upon-Solway, following the path of Hadrian’s Wall. Harry and his father completed the walk in six days.

The teenager said: “I enjoy a challenge and wanted to do something that would make a difference.

“I completed the full 84 miles without a single blister. Possibly the biggest challenge for me was spending six days with limited access to modern technology.”

Harry is a member of Hastings Athletics Club, South Saxons Hockey team, and a keen footballer.