HUNDREDS of walkers who trekked 26 miles have raised more than £100,000 for a local young person’s hospice.

Around 650 people took part in the annual Clarendon Way Walk, with the main route stretching between Winchester and Salisbury cathedrals. All funds raised through sponsorship will now go towards Naomi House and Jacksplace, based in Sutton Scotney, which provides expert hospice care to more than 525 life-limited and life-threatened children and their extended families.

The walk is the hospice’s largest annual fundraiser and has grown considerably since it was first staged 13 years ago.

Keith Wilson, head of marketing for Naomi House and Jacksplace, said: “Thank you to our incredible Clarendon Way Walk participants who have raised enough to fund around 4,200 hours of care for some of the region’s most seriously ill children.”

l Pics: Jon Bolton – Charity Images.