YOUNG adults who receive vital support from a charity that helps vulnerable people live independent lives will embark on a gruelling fundraising trek along Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland next week.

The challenge will see staff, volunteers and young people who reside at Hope House, a supported housing complex in Newton Aycliffe, trek alongside the Roman wall from August 5 to 7.

The aim is to raise money for Rocsolid- the charity that runs Hope House.

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Many of the charity’s clients are care leavers and among the most disadvantaged in the area.

Rocsolid helps them fulfil their potential by providing one-to-one support and encouraging them into employment, training or further education.

Mandy Shaw, operational manager at Rocsolid, said the trek would further develop the young people’s life and social skills, as well as giving them an opportunity to take part in a fun, team-building activity.

“All the money raised will go towards confidence-building activity breaks for our young people, some of whom have never been out of an urban environment,” she said.

“We want to take them to rural outward bound centres so they can do team building activities and learn important things about themselves by overcoming personal challenges.”

Businesses and residents can sponsor the team at