Minster has raised £19, 000 for charity thanks to  the brave quartet of – Nick Ratcliffe, Reece Bailes, Janine McLeod and Tony Walker, plus the support squad of Craig Telford and David Morrison.

Backed by generous friends, family, suppliers and other colleagues, the walk took the marchers through St Oswalds and past Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castles. The gruelling trek meant that the team withstood over 40 hours of walking during the six day journey.  As they battled with the elements, they endured being at the mercy of the heavens to overcoming some difficult terrain. ‘No pain, no gain’ was the motto as the team fought through injuries that ranged from shin pains, sore hips, bruised and blistered feet to make a difference for the Barnardo’s children’s charity.

Tony Walker said: “It was a fantastic experience altogether, with lots of fun in great company. Some of the scenery we witnessed was absolutely spectacular and despite the few niggles we all had by the end of the journey, it was richly rewarding. We are glad to have been able to do something that will affect lives in a positive way.”