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Adopt a stone at Hadrian's Wall

Parts of Hadrian's Wall in need of major renovation work Credit: ITV News

Members of the public are being encourage to 'adopt a stone' as part of a new Hadrian's Wall fundraising campaign.

As a result of funding cuts the Hadrian's Wall Trust are calling on anyone who visits the wall to get behind the scheme to help fund essential restoration work.

Anyone who takes part in the scheme will be able to adopt a stone in an online, virtual Hadrian's Wall, getting their name, picture and a message inscribed on it.

There is also the opportunity for people to adopt their very own Roman soldier to help protect their stone.

For more information visit the Adopt a Stone website.

Hadrian's Wall charity launches new fundraising appeal

The Hadrian's Wall Trust have launched a new fundraising appeal to try and raise money for the upkeep of the historic site.

The wall, which spans 73 miles across northern England, has been slowly deteriorating over a number of years.

Budget cuts now mean the charity needs to call on members of the public to help fund vital restoration work across the site.

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Two friends walk Hadrian's Wall for charity

Two friends are setting off to hike along Hadrian's Wall for a charity that is close to their hearts.

Both of their lives have been affected by epilepsy, and they are raising money to help others cope with the condition.

They are in for a tough trek as it is forecast to rain over the four day trip from Carlisle to Tyneside, but that hasn't put them off, as Fiona Marley-Paterson reports:

Wall windfall

At a time when many organisations are having to make cuts and difficult financial decisions, the Hadrian's Wall Trust is celebrating after securing over half a million pounds in government funding.

Much of the money will be spent on improving the marketing of the often overlooked Cumbrian section of the historic visitor attraction. This is John Bevir's full report.

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Alliance commemorates 25 years of the world's most famous walls being declared World Heritage Sites

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:

"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."

– Linda Tuttiett, chief executive of the Hadrian's Wall Trust
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