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Goalkeeper Maxwell set for a summer adventure

8 February 2016

Welshman will be walking all 84 miles of Hadrian's Wall

Fleetwood Town goalkeeper Chris Maxwell is set for an adventure when the season draws to a close in May as he is walking all 84 miles of Hadrian’s Wall.

The Welsh shot stopper will be doing the walk with Joe Newson from the Club’s Community Trust, as well as Barrow defender Simon Grand.

The trio will be raising money for Brian House and Ty Gobaith children’s hospices in Blackpool and Conwy respectively.

Hadrian's Wall was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, and begun in 122 AD during the reign of the emperor Hadrian.

It runs from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea.

Maxwell said: “Myself and Joe Newson along with Simon Grand are all going to walk the full length of Hadrian’s Wall.

“The wall stretches 84 miles and we’ll be doing the walk over a period of four days with nothing more than just a backpack and a supply of food.

“I’m really passionate about the community side of things so to raise money for these two small hospices is really important to me.

“We were originally going to do the walk from Barrow to Fleetwood but for safety reasons it’s difficult for us to walk along busy roads.

“Hadrian’s Wall is obviously a nice walk to do and is a very common place amongst fundraisers, so hopefully we’ll raise awareness on our walk.

“It’ll be tough but I hope people sponsor us and sponsor us for a good cause. It’ll be something we’ll all enjoy and hope the money we raise will go to good use.

“We’ve set up an internet link for anyone who wishes to donate, and the three of us will also have sponsorship forms should people want to do it that way.

“We’ll then transfer the money straight from our online link to the hospices themselves, so any donations would be greatly appreciated.”

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