Doris Hancock completes Hadrian's Wall Walk
Hadrian's Wall is developing a partnership with The Great Wall, both beauty spots will feature in a photography exhibition in London.
Sixty beacons were ignited along Hadrian's Wall last night to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
96 year old Doris Hancock will finish her 8 month walk along the Hadrian's Wall Path later today. The former special needs teacher from Ambleside has been walking 5 miles a day twice a month, raising money for Centrepoint, the homeless young people's charity.
A former special needs teacher has one day left to complete a walk along the length of Hadrian's Wall at the age of 96. Doris Hancock, who's from Ambleside, will arrive at Bowness on Solway today near the end of her eight month long trek.
She's raised more than three thousand pounds for the homeless young persons charity Centrepoint.
The Patron of Centrepoint, Prince William has written to congratulate her on her achievement.
Tourism executives from the Far East have been in the region to see how better links can be formed between the Great Wall of China and Hadrian's Wall.
An exhibition of photographs of the Great Wall of China opens in London next month. The Hadrian's Wall Trust is helping to stage the exhibition, as a first stage in the developing partnership between Hadrian's Wall and the Great Wall. Images of Hadrian's Wall are part of the exhibition.
Future collaboration between PPMG and the Hadrian's Wall Trust will include tourism, conference and publishing projects.
Linda Tuttiett, chief executive of the Hadrian's Wall Trust said:
– Linda Tuttiett, chief executive of the Hadrian's Wall Trust
"We're delighted to welcome Chen Haiyan to Hadrian's Wall to see part of the Roman empire's north west frontier and the fabulous natural beauty of the landscape in this part of England.
"We are very pleased to announce we will have the Great Wall photos here in Hadrian's Wall Country in November.
"UNESCO's vision for world heritage sites is to promote understanding, tolerance and co-operation amongst the peoples of the world through respect for their shared heritage."
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.