The Inn Collection Group shows its “Heart” on Valentine’s Day

The Inn Collection Group will be welcoming a pair of intrepid guests on an early Walk Inn Break this March, as three of the company’s Northumbrian inns provide overnight halts during a mammoth 100-mile walking challenge.

The Bamburgh Castle Inn, The Amble Inn and The Commissioners Quay Inn will welcome David Brind and Stuart Jackson from the Heart of the Tyne Group at the end of a day of walking, as the pair stride out to walk from the Tweed to the Tyne in just three days.

With the route of the challenge taking David and Stuart through Seahouses, Amble and Blyth and walking forming the basis of The Inn Collection Group’s main summer package, supporting the duo was an easy decision for the award-winning hospitality company.

PR and communications manager Andrew Robson said: “We are proud to support this fantastic cause. Walkers often use our inns either as an ideal stopover on one of our Walk Inn Breaks or as a place for lunch during a day hike.

It will be a pleasure to support David and Stuart as they walk down the beautiful Northumberland Coastline and we look forward to celebrating their achievement when they cross the finish line at The Tynemouth Castle Inn.”

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During the walk David and Stuart will be supported by other members of the BHF team and on Saturday they will be joined by players from Newcastle Falcons and members of the Newcastle Rugby Foundation team who have pledged their time and support for the cause.

The Heart of the Tyne business board was formed in 2021 by David after he survived a cardiac arrest in 2017 and to date has raised more than £100,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

And to coincide with Valentine's Day the group are using the special day of love to romance as many people as possible into looking after their own heart whilst raising much-needed funds to tackle heart disease.

David and Stuart are looking for passionate individuals and companies to take a 60,000-step challenge - in just 1 week - to raise money for the charity.

The challenge begins on Sunday the 10th of March with teams from companies or groups of individuals all welcome to take part and it’s hoped each challenger can raise at least £60.

Stuart said “Walking is a great way of keeping your heart healthy and also release from the mental strains of day-to-day life.

“By setting up this challenge we not just to raise money but to encourage many people to think about the day-to-day little steps that can be taken to improve our region’s heart health and mental wellbeing.”

“Having stayed at three inns during the challenge, the walk will culminate with a fanfare finish at The Tynemouth Castle Inn on Saturday afternoon.

Melanie Magee head of the Newcastle Rugby Foundation said, “The Falcons and the Foundation through our Falcons Fit programme have a great history with the Heart of the Tyne team and the players jumped at the chance to give something back and support the walk as they cross the finish line.”

Anyone wishing to join the 60,000-step challenge or to join David and Stuart on either of the last two days of the walk can do so by contacting Emily Petitjean

If you would like to donate to this fantastic cause, please click here