Wall walk in memory of Pat

Claire McGechie and Adam Shepherd (pictured) walked Hadrian's Wall to raise money for the Mesothelioma Trust.
Claire McGechie and Adam Shepherd (pictured) walked Hadrian's Wall to raise money for the Mesothelioma Trust.
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An 86-mile fundraising walk along Hadrian’s Wall has raised over £1,500 in memory of a Fenland man.

Claire McGechie and Adam Shepherd walked the historic wall over four days and were joined by Natasha Pepper for the last 20 miles.

They were raising money for Mesothelioma UK, in memory of Claire’s dad Patrick who died from the disease two years ago. The walk coincided with the anniversary of his death.

Pat used to own Kiddies Castles and will be remembered by many people in March and the surrounding villages.

Claire and Adam’s fundraising effort was matched by Claire’s employer River Island, taking it over the £1,500 mark.

The pair raised over £600 for the cause the previous year when they climbed Mount Snowden, also on the anniversary.

Mesothelioma UK is a national resource centre dedicated to providing specialist Mesothelioma information, support and improved care and treatment. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure.