In September 2018, Jonathan Temple, a junior doctor at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, and his father Simon, a retired Major in the Royal Engineers, are walking the length of Hadrian's Wall (84 miles), non-stop, to raise awareness of the vital importance of maintaining adequate levels of physical activity and exercise throughout life and to raise money for the Obesity Action Campaign.
The Obesity Action Campaign is a UK-registered charity, launched out of the House of Lords in 2011 by a group of doctors, researchers and patients from across the UK who believe that by bringing together the voices and experiences of patients, families, clinicians, educators, academics and policy-makers we stand the best chance of reducing levels of adult and childhood obesity and improving the health and quality of life of millions of patients and their families in the UK.
By working together, they seek to raise awareness of the severe health risks associated with adult and childhood obesity, engage with healthcare professionals, schools and the general public to combat social stigma associated with obesity, support research into the management of obesity-induced disease and the development of local, national and international initiatives to reduce levels of adult and childhood obesity.
Only with your support can we hope to succeed. We are incredibly grateful for any donation you feel able to make and, by so doing, your decision to become part of our mission. Tackling and reducing levels of childhood and adult obesity represents perhaps one of the most important challenges facing our society today.
If you want to find out more about our mission, you can follow our training, progress and discover more about the Obesity Action Campaign via our Facebook page ‘Operation Hadrian’, on Twitter @OpHadrian and via our Virgin Giving Page at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JonathanTemple1.