MORE than £7,000 has been raised for Barnsley Hospice thanks to over 60 volunteers, including the Mayor and MP Dan Jarvis, who took part in walks last weekend.

On Saturday, the volunteers took on 10km, 20km or 30km walks around Barnsley to raise funds for the facility.

The event has already raised more than £7,000, with the total still rising.

A spokesperson said: “It was certainly a proud moment seeing so many orange T-shirts representing our wonderful hospice, and we are so grateful to everyone involved.

“We look forward to sharing the final amount raised as soon as possible.

“Thank you to everyone who joined us for the event, including our patron Dan Jarvis MP, the Mayor of Barnsley Mick Stowe, and those who have donated in support of the fundraiser. If you missed out on our 30 for 30 walk, there are still plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and support the hospice.”

Dan, who represents Barnsley Central, added: “Great to celebrate Barnsley Hospice’s 30th anniversary by lacing up my walking shoes and taking on their 30k walk. The muddy conditions made things a bit challenging but it was worth it knowing that we were raising money for the outstanding work the hospice does.”