A GROUP of over 60 Barnsley Hospice supporters who took part in walks earlier this month have raised over £10k.

The walkers, who included the Mayor, Coun. Mick Stowe and MP Dan Jarvis, took on 10km, 20km or 30km walks around the borough – including High Hoyland, Cawthorne, the town centre and Oakwell – to raise funds for the facility.

The 30 for 30 walk marked the hospice’s 30th anniversary and raised an incredible £10,105.45. After the walk, a hospice 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.

“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.”