A local charity and hospice hosted it's flagship fundraising event this week to raise money for their important cause.

Hospice At Home, based in Carlisle, held their Step Up To The Plate event on the 11th September.

The 22.9 mile walk took place along the Roman route on Hadrian's Wall with people and their pets all coming to get involved.

Les Dobson an avid Supporter of the Charity said: "It’s been a fabulous day for such a worthwhile charity, I volunteer my time for Hospice at Home but I have been blown away by the support to help raise funds."

Mr Dobson's contribution, among with the many others who were involved, have helped the charity to care for people in the end stages of their life.

Local businesses got involved to share their support for the work that the hospice does.

Some were there to offer food along the way whilst others sent teams of people to take part in the event.

The challenge sponsors Unwin Jones Partnership and Westwood Landscape who both entered teams in the event.

The walkers travelled on the UNESCO World Heritage Site route which eventually lead them to Bitts Park.

The walk being made all the more enjoyable by the food and refreshments that were provided along the way.

Including pork pies which were given by popular butchers Cranston's.

All of the walkers involved agreed that the route was a very challenging one.

Julie Blundell, Head of Income Generation and Marketing at the charity said: "The walkers were amazing and took on this challenge with wonderful spirit and determination.

"We are also very fortunate to have received amazing support from so many local volunteers who supported and marshalled the route."

Hospice at Home President Elizabeth Leeming took part in the event, she said: "It was a joy to take part in the ‘Step up to the Plate’ walk today, the first major outdoor event for Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland since the pandemic struck.

"It was wonderful to see beautiful scenery and so many friends and supporters."

The Hospice deal with over 700 new patients a year and need to fundraise over £18,000 each week to keep their service going.