PAST PRESIDENT of the Rotary Club of Bishop Auckland, Bill Robson has completed the walk from Witton Park to the River Tees at Stockton along the original track bed of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
He was accompanied by fellow Rotarian and Immediate Past President, Tony Sanderson along with John Raw, a member of the Friends of Stockton and Darlington Railway.
The pair of Rotarians were doing the walk as a fund raising effort during these difficult times for the "End Polio Now" appeal, which has been a focus for Rotary International in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for several years.
A total of £500 will be collected in sponsorship which will be tripled to £1500 by the Gates Foundation
Bill said: “John Raw acted as an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide throughout the walk, which has been
supported by Peter Bainbridge of the Friends of Stockton and Darlington Railway and many of their members.
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