Police Superintendents’ Association Vice President Paul Griffiths will be walking the length of Hadrian’s Wall non-stop to raise money for Police Treatment Centres (PTC) in his 2018 charity challenge.
He plans to hike the entire 84 miles of the historic wall in less than 36 hours.
Paul’s previous challenges for police charities included last year’s HQ rides, where he rode to every police HQ in England and Wales, covering 2,100 miles and raising £4200.
He has also completed the UK Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours and walked the entire 870 miles of the Welsh coastline.
“Following last year’s HQ rides was always going to be a feat in itself, but I am really looking forward to this one.
“I have had superb support in all of my challenges, not only from our members but from right across the service, with people coming with me, sponsoring me, or giving me lifts and places to stay. It shows what a big heart the service has, and the money raised will help Police Treatment Centres continue providing vital treatment and support to help officers and staff return to better health.
“Walking the wall is a new experience for me and I can’t wait to get started – and not a bike in sight!”
Starting at 0600 on Monday 6th August at Wallsend, Tyneside, Paul will finish by 1800 the following day in Bowness-on-Solway.
He is aiming to raise £1000 for the PTC, which helps around 3000 police patients each year with physical and psychological injuries and conditions.
You can see more about Paul’s challenge and donate to his cause on his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-griffithsptc.
Read more about the work of the PTC on their website: www.thepolicetreatmentcentres.org