TWO women have raised more than £3,000 for Hospice at Home by hiking 25 miles.

Nicola Robinson and Joanna Carlyle, who have both worked for W.M Armstrong for more than 15 years, undertook the gruelling hike across Hadrian’s Wall with the intention of raising £1,100 for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland, but have managed to more than double their goal figure.

Nicola said “We really enjoyed the trek but it was very tough, I even lost a toenail.

“It was absolutely worth it though given the amazing donations we received.

“We’re hugely grateful to everyone who donated and to those who helped us out along the way.”

The pair set off on their journey from Lanercost Priory on September 14 and concluded the hike the next day at Brocolitia Roman Fort in Northumberland.

In the run-up to the hike, they held a raffle and games event, held a lunch and tea afternoon at Joanna’s house, and went around the community with sponsor forms.

Their friends and colleagues could win prizes in the raffle in exchange for donations.

They also set-up a Just Giving page for anybody to make a donation.

Sam Davis, spokesperson for Hospice at Home, said: “Hospice at Home cannot thank Nicola and Joanna enough for raising this fantastic figure in what was an epic challenge for them, without the kindness and dedication of our supporters we would not be able to care for local patients, their families and carers.

“These funds mean that we can provide 18 nights of palliative and end of life care to a patient in their own home.

“Over the years W.M Armstrong have been avid supporters of Hospice at Home and we are truly thankful for their support.”

They are still totting up the total amount that they have raised as donations continue to come in.