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Prince William sent a message to Doris Hancock as she reached the halfway point in her walk along Hadrian's Wall.
The 95 year old from Ambleside is doing the walk to raise money for the charity Centrepoint.
The Prince's message was read to her by one of the charity's members.
Doris Hancock, 95, is walking the length of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for the charity Centrepoint.
The fundraiser, from Ambleside, received a special early birthday message from the charity's patron Prince William, to wish her well as she reached the halfway point.
Marti Errington-Dodds caught Doris as she reached her checkpoint, met with applause and a slice of cake.
A young man who was once homeless has spoken about how valuable the Centrepoint charity has been in his life.
The charity supports young people across the UK who face the problem of homelessness helping them to rebuild their life.
The beneficiary says 95 year old Doris Hancock, who is walking the length of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for the organisation, is an inspiration.
A lady from Ambleside who is walking Hadrian's wall for charity has been given a surprise Royal boost as she passed the halfway mark.
Doris Hancock, 95, is raising money for Centrepoint, a charity which helps young homelss people. Prince William is a patron and he sent Doris a surprise message to both express his gratitute to her and wish her an early Happy Birthday.