Over 600 professionals from the Midlands put their best foot forward to raise more than £75,000 for youth homeless charity, St Basil's.
The St Basil’s annual walk, which took place on June 21, saw 147 teams from across the region battle through the wind and the rain to cover a total of 22,220 miles in just two days.
Split into two routes, a 14 mile and a longer 28 mile course, all the walkers began and finished in the picturesque town of Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Steve Rainbow, fundraiser for St Basil's, said: “I have been planning the walk for the last couple of years and it is amazing to see that even though the routes are becoming more of a challenge, more and more people are signing up to take them on.
“The weather may have been against us but everyone’s spirits remained high and the result was a great weekend in the Derbyshire Dales.”
The money raised will go towards funding the charity’s 23 facilities in and around Birmingham, Solihull and Redditch. The charity has been working with young people between the ages of 16 to 25 for over 35 years and last year housed over 1,000 young people and provided advice and support to a further 4,000 young people.
Steve added: “A massive thanks goes to everyone who took part in the event. The level of support we receive from the local business community never ceases to amaze us and helps us greatly to care for the one in 20 young people in the Midlands who are at risk of becoming homeless.”
Next year’s walk is due to take place in the Brecon Beacons so if you are already looking for your next challenge; please contact the fundraising team at email@example.com