On Saturday 6thApril, 9 members of the Weardale Practice, along with 9 of the walker’s family and friends plus 6 well behaved canine companions, took to the hills above Weardale for a 15k sponsored walk.
The route was planned by Gabriel Damazk, who was accompanied by Anne Allen and Jack, an English setter, border collie cross who is currently in training to be a rescue dog.
Gabriel and Anne both volunteer for the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team, who not only rescue lost and injured walkers in the area but more increasingly support the Police in searches for missing persons, they really are our fourth rescue service. It is amazing to think this is purely a voluntary led organisation funded by donations.
The walk took in some amazing views and the team enjoyed a well-earned rest and a picnic at the Meeting of The Grains, a real hidden gem. The photo shows the long climb up into Hamsterley forest led by Dr Dendle, the best advice was “don’t look up then you don’t know how high this hill is!”
The Practice raised £778 in sponsorship; however it is not too late to add to that total, donations can be made at any of our branches or through our Just Giving page.
We would like to thank you all for the continued support you give to our chosen charities.