Hero’s welcome for fund-raiser Ian
Published at 07:41, Wednesday, 30 October 2013
A FORMER Royal Marine commando who completed an 280-mile sponsored walk from Wiltshire to Nenthead has raised over £5,400 for charity.
Ex-sniper Ian Teasdale (39) received a hero’s welcome when he reached Nenthead, the home of his fiancee, Becky Robbins, after his epic 11-day trek.
He was raising cash for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) which supported him after he lost an eye, half the sight in his other eye and a leg, while serving in Bosnia nine years ago.
Ian said: “The family was all waiting when I got to Nenthead; it was wonderful.
“We are delighted at the amount that has been raised; it smashed the original target.
“I was walking along the road and people were coming up and just dropping in money, anything up to £100 at a time.”
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1972Friday, December 15, 1972...
STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.