A team from CVS UK is in training to take on the Hadrian’s Wall Challenge to raise vital funds for charity.

Team members are aiming to raise £2,000 for Support Dogs, CVS’ charity of the year, by trekking 25 miles from Lanercost Priory in Cumbria to Brocolitia, an ancient Roman fort in Northumbria, on September 26, 2015.

Support Dogs is a national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with medical conditions by training and supporting autism assistance dogs, disability assistance dogs and seizure alert dogs.

Barry Brackner, marketing and commercial director, and Helen Wiseman, human resources director, are in the team, which includes veterinary staff from across the UK.

Mr Brackner said: “The Hadrian’s Wall Challenge is just one of many fund-raising activities being undertaken by staff across the business this year in aid of Support Dogs. We’re aiming to raise £20,000 in total.

“The 25-mile trek will be tough, but we all enjoy the outdoor life with our own dogs and the stunning scenery and history in the ruins will make it a great experience. We’re planning a few shorter walks during the summer to prepare ourselves, so bring it on.”

Rita Howson, chief executive at Support Dogs, added: “Support Dogs has a truly life- changing impact on all those we help and, as a result, we are experiencing an overwhelming demand for our work, with a plea for help coming in every 10 hours.

“We’re delighted to be CVS’ charity of the year and wish all the walkers well for their trek along Hadrian’s Wall.”

For more information, or to sponsor the CVS team, visit www.justgiving.com/Barry-Brackner

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