Skip to main content

This page is closed and is not accepting further donations

Total raised so far


£2,640.00 of £300 target +£486.25 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

2 weeks ago


£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Great effort

3 weeks ago


£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Brilliant effort boys. Howay the lads as someone might say

3 weeks ago

Kate Goodwin

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

3 weeks ago

Jonny Kidd

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

Well done lads!

3 weeks ago

Robbie Sait-Stewart


Top job boys

3 weeks ago



Super challenge, well done

3 weeks ago

Will Austin

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done lads

3 weeks ago

Scott Lewis

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done fellas!

3 weeks ago

Felix Lister


3 weeks ago

James Garbutt


Steve & Joe Bardsley are raising money for Alzheimer's Society and Motor Neurone Disease Association

Bardsley boys' Hadrian's wall walk

Event dates: 16th July 2022 – 22nd July 2022

Our story

Since I was a kid, Dad and I have regularly entertained the thought of walking the 80+ mile stretch of Hadrian's Wall. Having 'talked the talk' for many years, we are finally strapping on our boots and pulling our socks up ready to walk the walk.

Although not quite the summit of Everest, this will still pose a challenge for us two unlikely lads. Five days of solid walking, rain or shine and not to mention the 144 hours in each other's company, this will be both a physical battle and a sure-fire test of patience!

But with many a blister plaster packed and plenty of spirit bottled up, we will put our best foot forward and set off on our journey together.

The route:

Hadrian's Wall, built by Roman Emperor Hadrian in AD 122 to protect the Romans from the Caledonians, splits the North of England in two from sea to sea. We will be starting our journey in Cumbria's Bowness-on-Solway. From there we head East, crashing at BnBs, pubs and a hotel along the way in Carlisle, Once Brewed, Chollerford and Wylam, before finishing our journey at Wallsend! From there we will rest up a night and enjoy a jar or several in God’s own City and home of the Toon Army (Ha'way the lads!)

We are raising money for two fantastic charities. All the money raised will be split evenly between the following

The Alzheimer's Society:

Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that impacts millions of people, both with the condition as well as their family and friends, across the UK every year.

The Alzheimer's Society offers a vitally important service which supports those with the condition, as well as their carers, to ensure that they don't have to face this condition alone.

"Until the day we find a cure, we will create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice."

Our father and grandfather, Eddie Bardsley, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's back in the early 2000s, and The Alzheimer's Society offered fantastic and critical support to him and his wife Maureen. The service they provided meant both their journey through this difficult time was made a little easier, and for that, we are forever grateful.

Motor Neurone Disease Association:

Living with MND, means messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Some people also experience changes to their thinking and behaviour. However, MND affects everyone differently. Not all symptoms will affect everyone, or in the same order. Symptoms also progress at varying speeds, which makes the course of the disease difficult to predict.

We both personally know two good friends whose lives and those close to them have been affected by MND. Coupled with this, some prominent sports stars, Joost van der Westhuizen, Doddie Weir, Stephen Darby and the great Rob Burrow (Joe and I were both scrum half’s) are currently living or have lived with MND.

The MND Association is harnessing the hope within the MND community, to speed up progress towards a world free from MND, by committing to five promises.

Promise 1: MND is treatable and ultimately curable

Promise 2: Everyone gets the care they need when they need it

Promise 3: Every day with MND counts

Promise 4: You are heard

Promise 5: No one faces MND alone

We appreciate that money is tight right now, but if you can dig deep, no matter how big or small, it will be greatly appreciated by us and the two organisations and help aid the fantastic work they are doing to combat these two diseases.

Thank you for checking out our page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Alzheimer's Society and Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Our updates

3 weeks ago

Hadrian’s Wall Walk Day 6: Wylam to Wallsend

25.5km distance
5:35:53 time
11:15min/km speed

3 weeks ago

Hadrian’s Wall Walk Day 5: Cholleford to Wylam

31.7km distance
7:36:08 time
12:33min/km speed
Show map

3 weeks ago

Hadrian’s Wall Day 4: Once Brewed to Cholleford

21.0km distance
5:56:18 time
13:25min/km speed
Show map

4 weeks ago

Hadrian’s Wall Day 3: Walton to Once Brewed 🥵

29.7km distance
8:38:09 time
14:08min/km speed
Show map

4 weeks ago

Hadrian’s Wall Walk Day 2: Carlisle to Walton

21.4km distance
5:43:23 time
12:19min/km speed
Show map

Steve & Joe Bardsley are fundraising for 2 charities

Alzheimer's Society

Charity number: 296645

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity number: 294354

Powered by

1 5 6 . 7 km Total distance walked

More great ways you can raise funds