Bridlington bank manager helps raise hospice funds

Sandra Price is pictured after her Hadrian's Hike challenge for Hospice UK.
Sandra Price is pictured after her Hadrian's Hike challenge for Hospice UK.

A Bridlington bank employee has just completed the Hadrian’s Hike for Hospice UK.

More than 150 employees from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have successfully taken on an ancient Roman frontier to raise over £100,000 for Hospice UK.

Sandra Price, 53, who works as a manager in Yorkshire Bank’s Bridlington branch, successfully completed the trek.

She said: “It was a challenging but truly exhilarating experience to hike along Hadrian’s Wall with so many of my colleagues for the benefit of Hospice UK.

“The bank is supporting us by match funding every penny raised which was a great motivation along the way.”

The team completed the spectacular Hadrian’s Hike fundraising challenge on Friday 18 September, with a 26 mile trek along part of Hadrian’s Wall.

The event was the largest ever employee fundraising initiative for the banks, as part of their partnership with the UK’s leading charity for hospice care.

During the 15-hour expedition, the trekkers travelled along part of the 1,900-year -old World Heritage site, tackling varied terrain including stony tracks and steep climbs reaching a height of 800m.

Catherine Bosworth, director of Income Generation at Hospice UK, said: “Having joined these incredibly generous people on the hike I can safely say that their dedication to hospice care is outstanding. We are so lucky to have so many friends and supporters among the staff at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks .”