Gruelling walk for charities

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WALKERS stepped out to stride 56 miles in aid of Sheffield charities.

A group of 23 set off from The Co-operative in Aston to Cleethorpes on the gruelling challenge.

It was the fifth year of non stop walking that store staff have organised and the task was completed in 22.5 hours.

More than £5,023 was raised for Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Sheffield’s Weston Park Cancer Hospital.

John Marsh, who was part of the team said: “The team spirit and camaraderie over the weekend kept the walkers focused and optimistic about the challenge ahead.

“The minibus drivers supported the walkers through the good times and the not so good times, with a comforting smile and a choice of food, drink or even a paracetamol.”